Who Are We?

We are a small Twyford-based charity. Our volunteer drivers use their own cars to take elderly, mobile people to medical and dental appointments.

 

Who Can We Help?

We aim to help elderly people from Charvil, Cockpole Green, Crazies Hill, Hurst, Knowl Hill, Ruscombe, Shurlock Row, Sonning, Twyford, Waltham St Lawrence and Wargrave who genuinely have no alternative transport option. We take clients to hospitals, GP and dental surgeries, as well as to chiropody and opticians’ appointments. We receive requests by phone or email but ask for at least five days’ notice. 


As a client you must pre-register with us and have the physical and mental capacity to be responsible for yourself. If you need a little extra support, we ask you to bring a friend or carer with you, but more involved assistance should be arranged through your GP. We are unable to provide transport for shopping, social events or to visit relatives in hospitals or care homes. At times of high demand, we are not always able to help with all the requests we receive. To register, please phone or email.

 

Donations & Sponsorship

As a small charity, we rely on donations from clients and sponsorship from local organisations to keep our service going. We are always very grateful for financial donations however small. Please contact us if you can help.

 

Volunteer Drivers -

No regular or minimum commitment


Drivers register with the charity and use their own cars, receiving a contribution towards their expenses.  Most of our requests are for return journeys but some clients ask for drop off only. You will receive an email with a list of jobs for the following week. You then volunteer for any trips that fit in with your schedule. Drivers are not expected to provide physical assistance. Wokingham Borough Council requires all volunteer drivers to have a DBS check – we assist with this and the cost is covered. For an informal chat, please contact us.

 

Office Support

Our office is open on weekdays from 9.30 am to 12 noon. We occasionally seek new volunteers to work in our office in Twyford one morning per fortnight. You must enjoy dealing with people by phone and have good IT skills. To find out more, please get in touch.

 

Contact Twyford Volunteer Drivers

Office open from 9.30 am to 12 noon weekdays

Twyford Volunteer Drivers (Twyford, Wargrave and District Volunteer Centre)

The Lady Elizabeth Centre, Polehampton Close, Twyford, Berkshire, RG10 9RP

Phone 0118 934 3010

Email twadvc@yahoo.co.uk   www.twyfordvolunteerdrivers.org.uk 

Registered Charity No 284877

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