Volunteer drivers

Volunteer drivers are key in making sure that the most vulnerable in society have been able to attend medical appointments, undertake their own shopping and attend social events when no other transport was available.

These key volunteers are at the heart of communities bringing much needed transportation support to those that need it most.

Could you be a key volunteer?

Many community transport schemes rely on volunteer drivers who give up some of their time to help other people. Without the support of these dedicated volunteers it would not be possible to deliver these vital transport links throughout the county.

If you have some spare time and are interested in volunteering, view the current opportunities available below and contact your local scheme for more information.

You will be paid 45p expenses for every mile that you drive on behalf of the scheme.

Call 0115 977 2825 or email community.transport@nottscc.gov.uk

Current volunteering opportunities

Bassetlaw

Bassetlaw Community Car Scheme are looking for volunteer drivers for:

  • their Community Car Scheme, using your own vehicle, transporting people who are unable to make their journey by public transport.
  • their Car Scheme Plus Service using a wheelchair accessible Peugeot Expert MPV
  • their Community Minibus Scheme using a wheelchair accessible 17 seat minibus for local community groups, clubs and Bassetlaw Action Centre day trips to various locations.

If using your own vehicle, you would be paid 45p for every mile that you drive on behalf of the scheme, with a flexible approach to meet volunteer and user needs. Full training (including MiDAS car, MPV and minibus) will be given to all volunteer drivers.

For more information contact Bassetlaw Action Centre:

Tuxford Dial-a-Trip are a social & community car scheme run and administered by volunteers.  They aim to provide transport for anyone who cannot access public or other transport, to attend medical appointments, shopping trops and social events. They are looking for volunteer car drivers who have access to a car and can spare a few hours each week. You will be paid 45p expenses for every mile that you drive on behalf of the scheme.

For more information contact Tuxford Dial-a-Trip:

Broxtowe

The Helpful Bureau are looking for minibus drivers (Category D1) for their wheelchair accessible vehicle and volunteer car drivers who have access to a car and can spare a few hours each week. Full training will be provided.

For more information:

Erewash Community Transport are looking for volunteers to assist with their community transport schemes including minibus drivers (Category D1). Full MiDAS training will be given to all volunteers.

For more information:

Gedling

Ravenshead Community Transport (RCT) are looking for volunteer drivers, who will receive full training to drive their executive minibuses. They operate regular services for a variety of local community residents, and you can give as much (or as little) time to driving as you want. Full MiDAS training will be given to all volunteers.

For more information contact Karen Parsons Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 10.30am or leave a message:

Rushcliffe & Gedling Community & Volunteer Service are looking for volunteer drivers who have access to a car and can spare a few hours each week to help people get out and about, stay independent and to access vital public services. 

You will be paid 45p for every mile that you drive on behalf of the scheme. 

For more information:

Mansfield and Ashfield

Our Centre - Mansfield and Ashfield Car Scheme are looking for volunteer drivers who have access to a car and can spare a few hours each week. Expenses of 45p per mile are given to cover fuel costs. Long term client contracts are available with monthly payment directly to you.

For more information

Newark and Sherwood

Age Concern Newark's Medical Appointments Transport Service takes people over 50 with significant walking problems, to health-related appointments in Newark and Balderton. Potential volunteers will need to agree to a basic CRB check and have safe, properly-insured vehicles.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Age Concern on 01636 701888.

Newark and Sherwood CVS are looking to recruit volunteer drivers with their own car to transport people over the age of 60 who find it difficult to access public transport and have no other means of travel.

For more information:

Collingham and District Village Care

Their team of volunteer drivers use their own vehicles to transport those unable to access suitable transport or have limited mobility, to attend medical appointments and social interaction groups.  They are looking for drivers to carry out short or long trips and employ a flexible approach to fit their availability.  As a registered charity, passengers pay a subsidised rate and drivers receive 45p per mile.

For more information please contact Jean Davies:      

Dial a Trip Ltd 

Community Car Scheme operating in the Tuxford and surrounding villages. They use volunteer drivers and their own cars. Their office hours are Monday to Friday,  9.30am to 12.30pm (excluding Bank Holidays).  Drivers operate Monday to Friday usually all day.

Rushcliffe

East Leake Community Care are looking for volunteer drivers for their social car scheme. You would be driving people of any age who have mobility difficulties and require transport for a variety of purposes.

You will be paid 45p for every mile that you drive on behalf of the scheme. Any amount of time you can spare would be appreciated.

For more information contact Mrs Doris Elcock:

  • telephone: 01509 852778 

Rushcliffe & Gedling Community & Volunteer Service are looking for volunteer drivers who have access to a car and can spare a few hours each week to help people get out and about, stay independent and to access vital public services. 

You will be paid 45p for every mile that you drive on behalf of the scheme. 

For more information:

Insurance

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.

Set up your own scheme

For advice on setting up and running a community transport scheme in your area contact the Community Transport Association 

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