The VSL befriending scheme covers the whole borough of Lewisham and matches volunteers with service users based on shared interests, the individual’s needs, and the volunteers’ availability.
VSL relies on caring volunteers using their own cars to take vulnerable people to their appointments. There are also opportunities for volunteers to drive the VSL minibuses on various trips – using just a car licence. The complementary role to the driver is a Passenger Assistant (PA). The PA takes care of the passengers during the journey and helps them on and off the minibus.