Could you be a volunteer driver?
If you have time to spare to help as a volunteer driver or fundraiser your local group would love to hear from you.
Many community transport schemes rely on volunteer drivers and organisers who give up some of their time to help other people, and without the support of these dedicated volunteers it would not be possible to deliver these vital transport links throughout the county.
Anyone with a few hours a week can get involved in supporting this valuable work and we welcome new volunteers. If you think you may be able to spare some of your time to assist in some way, please contact the organiser of the scheme nearest to you.
For further information contact us on tel: 0300 500 80 80 or minicom: 01623 434 993, Monday to Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday 8am-12 noon.
The following schemes are currently looking to recruit new volunteers.
As well as the areas covered by all of the schemes listed above, volunteer drivers are especially required in the Bleasby, Fiskerton, Rolleston, Southwell and Staythorpe areas. Please contact Door2Door on tel: 01636 611220 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for full details.
Following recent work by the Community Transport Association, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has published a list of insurance companies showing how they treat volunteers driving their own car for the benefit of the community.
Many of the companies on the list no longer charge a fee or require any letter to be sent to inform them of the fact that a policy holder will be starting to volunteer.
Further information is now available on the Community Transport Association website including a link to the information held about each insurer on the Association of British Insurers (ABI) website.
Set up your own scheme
For general advice on setting up and running a community transport scheme in your area contact the Community Transport Association.
Support and advice for community transport providers is also available from the County Council.