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Volunteer for Dial 2 Drive



There are many volunteering roles within Dial 2 Drive:

  • Driving
  • Shopping
  • Office Work
  • Minibus Passenger Assistants
  • Marketing


Volunteer Car Driver

Volunteer drivers undertake extremely valuable community work. They help people unable to access public transport attend medical and social appointments, while at the same time help prevent isolation and loneliness. 

Flexibility: Being a volunteer driver is a flexible way of helping people in your local community. Some drivers allocate one morning/afternoon or one day a week to undertake drives, while others will commit more time. There is no obligation to accept a drive. 

Reimbursement for petrol: D2D pay the pre-set government mileage allowance for the complete journey. This is not taxable. 

Waiting time: Drivers are only expected to wait for up to an hour. If the wait is much longer than this, they can return later at a specified time and charge for the mileage (“double journey”).

Dial 2 Drive Volunteer Expense Form

“I have found D2D most useful as I am partially disabled and find the bus very difficult… the drivers have been very kind and helpful. I really do appreciate them.”  


Criteria for Becoming a Volunteer Driver:

  • you are under 80 years of age
  • you have use of your own car
  • you have a valid driver’s licence
  • your car is appropriately insured, taxed and has a valid MOT certificate (for cars more than 3 years old)
  • you have informed your insurance company that you will be driving in a voluntary capacity
  • you are in good health
  • you have completed a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (provided free of charge by Imago)
  • you have read and understood the D2D Driver’s Handbook
  • you can provide the names of two people who know you well (but are not relatives) who can provide references.


Office Volunteer

The office volunteer role involves answering the telephone, booking drives for the clients and contacting the drivers. The role is from 9.30am - 3.30pm at Imago’s Tunbridge Wells office.


Minibus Passenger Assistant Volunteer

D2D receives funding from the Lions Club (Sevenoaks) to organise social trips for people in the Sevenoaks area. Escorts are required for these trips to assist the elderly.


Marketing Volunteer

Marketing volunteers help us recruit drivers at local events, distribute posters and leaflets and speak to local groups about D2D. 


If you would like to volunteer for D2D, please call us on 0300 777 1200 or email:

Or please use the online form below