Contact the Elderly

Name: Driver
Organisation: Contact the Elderly
Location: C/o Spark, Unit 5, Houndstone Business Park, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8WA
Type: Full Time


The volunteer drivers will use their own car to collect 1-2 older people just one Sunday afternoon each month. They collect the same older member from their home, drive them to the host's home to spend a couple of hours together over tea before returning home. Drivers are not required to do any lifting, only assisting with a steadying arm. Regular drivers are responsible for the monthly contact with their older guests, reminding them of the date and checking their attendance.

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Organisation Description

Contact the Elderly is the only national charity solely dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people through face to face contact.

Supported by a network of volunteers, the charity organises monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people, aged 75 and over, who live alone. Offering a regular and vital friendship link every month.


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Cause / Interests

  • Older people

Types of Activity

  • Driving

Skills and Qualifications


Drivers need to have their own insurance.
Driving licence
Own vehicle or access to a vehicle
Talking to others


An interest in helping older people.
Talking to others

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: NA
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: NA
Restrictions: Age/Gender Restrictions: None
Induction: NA
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: NA
Other: NA

Recruitment Method