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Name: Driver
Organisation: Re-engage
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

The problem
Over 1.4 million older people in the UK suffer from loneliness. Half a million of them say they go five or six days without seeing or speaking to anyone.

Our impact
We’re the only charity solely committed to tackling this problem by helping older people to re-engage with their communities through regular face-to-face contact, giving them a lifeline of friendship.

How we do it
At Re-engage, we work within your local community to set up regular social gatherings for small groups of people over 75, on their own, and hoping to find new ways to get out and about that suit them at this time of life.


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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