Using a car for volunteering

From VolunteerWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

There is a difference between a volunteer using their vehicle to get to their place of volunteering and a volunteer who uses their vehicle as part of their volunteering role.

Using a car for volunteering

It is the sole responsibility of the volunteer to ensure that their insurance covers them for using their vehicle to get to their regular place of volunteering. Most insurance policies will cover you for using your vehicle to get to your normal place of work, i.e., commuting. However, volunteers should check that their individual policy covers them for commuting, including to a place of regular volunteering.

If a volunteer is using their vehicle as part of their volunteering, for example, driving or delivery, then you must check:

  • That the volunteer has informed their insurance company that they are using their vehicle for volunteering purposes.
  • That the volunteer has permission to use the vehicle if they are not the owner.
  • That the vehicle they are using is road-legal, for example, it is roadworthy, appropriately taxed, insured and has a valid MOT if one is required.
  • That the volunteer holds a valid Licence for the vehicle that they are using.

Help us to improve VolunteerWiki

We would be really pleased if you can help us to improve VolunteerWiki's content by answering just two questions clicking here

If you would like to donate to us please click on the donate button below and you will be redirected to a secure PayPal window where you can make your donation.

The donations we receive will help us to cover the cost of maintaining and updating VolunteerWiki, a free and highly valuable volunteer management resource, helping organisations to improve their volunteer involvement practices.

More help?

If you would like more help or advice please contact Volunteer Edinburgh on 0131 225 0630 or email:
Or you can drop in and see us:
Volunteer Edinburgh
222 Leith Walk, EH6 5EQ