BSEVC has been providing community transport for around 35 years around Ipswich and Mid Suffolk. We can provide door to door transport for anyone who cannot access mainstream transport. (for a variety of reasons). Bookings to and from work, medical appointments, social activities, Shopping, and to school/college. 


Description of Role: 

  • To drive own vehicle to support individuals with transport to and from hospital appointments, where there may be a waiting period before return journey and/or

  • To drive a BSEVC vehicle as part of the community transport service

  •  All volunteers will attend a short Induction with the volunteer coordinator before the role begins. Role specific training will also be provided

  • We cover Mid Suffolk and Ipswich, so journeys could be anywhere within this geographical area as well as sometimes supporting people with hospital appointments further afield.

  • To represent BSEVC and promote our services where required.

  •  Being friendly and helpful to all clients and mindful of different needs.

  •  Regular work pattern

  •  To update the client with any new services that BSEVC are offering that may be of use to your client/ask if they would like to receive relevant information from BSEVC about other services and support that may be beneficial.

  •  If you have any concerns about your client or haven't managed to speak with them over a prolonged period of time, please let your volunteer coordinator aware.

  • As a volunteer you must respect any information concerning your client, staff, other volunteers and partner organisations and keep it confidential. Please also keep your personal lives protected.

  • We will provide a key fob and door codes also uniform. You will also be provided with a BSEVC email address.

  • We encourage feedback from and to our volunteers, to ensure the role is suitable and going   well. Your Volunteer coordinator will contact you to check that you are enjoying the role.​

What sort of person are you?

  • We need people who are outgoing and happy to chat whilst also listening well.

  • If you are trustworthy, respectful, and keen to offer some of your time each week to help people to get out and about, then we would love to hear from you.

  • All volunteer drivers will be DBS checked and will receive relevant safeguarding training.

  • We will also be offering the chance to becoming a Dementia Friend. As an organisation we are Dementia Friendly and encourage all our staff and volunteers to take part in a Dementia Friends Awareness session and First Aid awareness.