Ambulance Car Service
Ambulance Car Service Drivers(ACS) are volunteers who use their
own vehicles to help with the transportation of patients to and
from hospitals and clinics, thereby leaving ambulances free for
emergencies and for patients too ill to travel by car. We currently
have over 150 volunteers helping out throughout the North East.
Volunteers are not paid for their time, however they do receive
out of pocket expenses for thier mileage.
The basic criteria you need to be considered as
a volunteer driver are
- Under 70 years of age.
- Physically and mentally fit.
- Be of good character and provide at least one character
- Contactable by telephone and preferably possess a mobile
- Ideally possess a full clean driving licence.
- Possess a suitable vehicle.
- Comply with the DVLA Group 2 driving regulations
- Undergo a CRB check
You can download an application form and return it
The ACS Administrator
North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Newcastle upon Tyne
you can ring 0191 430 2037 or email email@example.com
We are particularly looking to recruit volunteers in the
following priority areas:-
- Northumberland (Amble/Alnwick)
- Tyne Valley
- Gateshead & South Tyneside
- County Durham
Being a volunteer can be very
Jane, a volunteer in the Newcastle area said
" I love being an ambulance car
service driver; I feel like I am helping my local community
and the Ambulance Service at the same time. It has also given me
the opportunity to meet lots of lovely people and travel to new
places that I haven't been to before"
Some of our volunteers have enjoyed it so much they have stayed
with us for over 10 years, others have gone on to get permanent
jobs within the NHS.
Paul was one of those drivers who have gained
fulltime employment with North East Ambulance Service. Paul said "I
have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of being a volunteer driver,
it has given me a chance to experience the ambulance service first
hand. If the opportunity of a fulltime job hadn't come along I
would have quite happily stayed as a volunteer until I retired"