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Could you be a volunteer driver?
WE NEED you – that’s the message of a campaign which is seeking to boost the number of volunteer drivers across Hampshire.
Hampshire County Council has teamed up with the Hampshire Volunteer Centre Network, CVS Network and the Good Neighbours Support Service to run the drive for new recruits.
A recent survey of community groups found that about 50 per cent did not have enough drivers for the transport schemes they currently run.
Volunteers are needed to drive minibuses owned by not-for-profit organisations – subject to the appropriate training – or to carry passengers in their own cars for which they will receive a mileage allowance.
Councillor Mel Kendal, Hampshire’s deputy leader and executive member for environment and transport, said: “Community transport is often a lifeline for people to maintain their independence, so we are grateful to anyone who is willing to give up some of their free time to become a volunteer driver.”
Anyone interested in finding out about becoming a volunteer driver can get more details online at or by contacting the Hampshire Volunteer Centre Network on 0844 499 4088.