DO YOU enjoy driving and own your own car? Are you interested in helping other people? If the answer is yes to both these questions you could be the person that a number of our local charities are looking for. 

Volunteer drivers ensure that people unable to drive can access an array of services, activities and trips that would otherwise be impossible for them to attend. You must have a clean driving licence, have a friendly personality and be reliable.

Below are some of the charities which are currently looking for support and full details are available online at then search for each role.

If you need assistance please contact the BVA Volunteer Centre on 01256 423850 or

n Basingstoke Young Carers is looking to increase its bank of drivers to transport their young carers to respite clubs, which run in Basingstoke on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

n Basingstoke Neighbourcare is looking for volunteer drivers who can provide transport for those needing to get medical appointments, usually doctors, hospital, eye clinics etc. 

n Basingstoke and East Hampshire Live at Home Scheme require drivers to transport people to their clubs. The charity i also looking for people to drive minibuses.

n SeeAbility (Heather House) is seeking volunteer drivers to accompany staff and the residents on social and shopping trips. It uses Fiat Doblos which are adapted for wheelchair use.

n Royal Voluntary Service is looking for community transport volunteers to help keep older people in touch with their communities.