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Become a Voluntary Car Driver

South East Coast Ambulance Service has a number of volunteers who use their own cars to convey non-urgent patients to and from hospital appointments.

Our volunteer car drivers are not employed by the Trust or paid for their work that they do but receive a mileage allowance. The duties are considered to be wholly of a voluntary nature although drivers are reimbursed for mileage incurred in carrying out their duties. The Ambulance Car Service is an integral and valued part of patient transport services with its activity being coordinated through the Ambulance Service Headquarters. As part of our recruitment process we are obliged to apply for a Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau further information about the Disclosure schemecan be found at They aim to convey patients safely and in comfort and escort them to the appropriate department on arrival at the treatment centre. The drivers are managed by the Patient Transport Service and are accountable to the Patient Transport Service Control, who allocate and supervise their daily work schedules.

Do you have some spare time for a good cause?

We are looking for caring people with their own cars to assist in transporting

  • patients from their homes
  • to hospital appointments

Our volunteers provide an invaluable service to the community for patients with a medical need for transport and who would otherwise be unable to get to their appointments.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer car driver please complete the form below.

11/09/15: Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer driver. Please be aware that we are not currently taking on any new drivers at the present time.

* Compulsory fields.

Alternatively you can contact our car service by post, email or phone using the details below:

Ambulance Car Service

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Trust                                                         

40-42 Friars Walk



Telephone: 01273 484890


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