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
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 http://www.disclosure.gov.uk/.
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
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
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
40-42 Friars Walk
Telephone: 01273 484890