Drivers (towns and surrounding villages of Ringwood, Totton, Fordingbridge, New Milton & Lymington)

Do you enjoy driving? Do you have a couple of hours free weekly or monthly? If so this is the role for you!

MHA Communities New Forest offers support and friendship to older people living independently in their own homes; helping to maintain independent living, improve well-being and reduce isolation. We are seeking volunteers with their own car to provide transport to and from our clubs/activities located in Ringwood, Totton, New Milton and Lymington.

It often doesn't require a lot of time from the driver, but makes such a difference.

In such a rural area it means older people can attend activities and day trips, rather than just being stuck inside all day.

Any expenses incurred will be paid and training provided is free of charge.

Please only register if you are genuinely interested. Please ask any questions in the notes section when registering your interest. We can then have a chat (we will initially telephone, so please be aware you will receive a call from an unknown mobile number, followed up with a text message and then a final email). We can complete your application (digital or paper) and finally complete your DBS check and references.

We do ask interested volunteers to ‘try out’ an activity before committing to signing up. This will be for all face-to-face activities (excluding befriending services). This will be a great opportunity to see what we do and find out more about us. We have a number of ongoing groups, which can facilitate a person coming along and seeing what we do.


Applicants would need to be physically fit and have excellent communication skills, patience, empathy and understanding of the needs of older people, flexibility, reliable and punctual, provide a supportive and non-judgmental service, able to maintain confidentiality at all times.


  • Accessibility
    While our activities are planned to be in accessible locations we can not guarantee all of the members appointments will be. Where needed we would research the accessibility prior to the journey.
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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