The Downland Volunteer Group (DVG) was formed over 30 years ago and offers transport help for older people and other local people who cannot drive due to illness or disability. Volunteer drivers use their own cars to take people to hospital appointments, their GP, the optician, the dentist and sometimes shopping. The Handybus is used for shopping trips - Bus Services.
If you think you need transport help call the DVG - 01635 578394. You need to register with the DVG to use their service - this is easily done over the phone.
Requests for transport help can only be made by phone on weekday mornings 9.30 - 11.30 and please remember that notice is needed (4 days or preferably longer) so that a volunteer can be found.
How much does it cost? Clients are asked to make a donation and guidance on how much various trips cost can be provided. Although the money is given to the driver it actually goes to the DVG. Drivers are paid mileage at a later date.
If you wish to become a volunteer the DVG would be pleased to hear from you!
Help is needed on weekday mornings in the office at Compton Surgery between 9.30 and 11.30. The role involves taking requests for transport from clients and then seeking volunteers to meet that request.
Volunteer drivers need to have a car that is suitable for transporting people with reduced mobility, or they may prefer to become Handybus drivers.
If you want to know more about using the service for yourself or a relative, or you wish to volunteer call the DVG - 01635 578394 or visit their website Downland Volunteer Group