Driving Support

Getting You Started Guide

Driving Support: Support for people who are newly discharged from hospital, are waiting for admission to hospital or are being cared for on a virtual ward by transporting medicine or monitoring equipment. This can either be to the person at home or to another heath site.  

As a Driving Support Volunteer, you can support the following activities: 

These activities would suit volunteers who:

  • Want to support their community or the NHS.
  • Enjoy driving or using public transport.

Skills you may have or gain include:

  • Time management.
  • Effective communication.
  • Organisation skills.
  • Active listening.
  • Service delivery.

This guide will give you everything you need to get started with Driving Support. If you haven’t already, please see our Volunteer Checklist to ensure you read everything necessary to give you the best possible start to your volunteering.  


We are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds, communities, identities, and abilities. We value the diversity of our volunteers, the people we support and the unique experiences everyone brings.  

As a volunteer, you will support a range of people in diverse communities and we ask that you make sure everyone feels welcomed, supported and valued for who they are.

Please watch our short introductory video on EDI principles for access to the video and for more information on how you can support people with accessibility needs and learn about different backgrounds and communities visit the Inclusion Hub.

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Page last reviewed: 26 June 2024