Volunteer drivers

During the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteer drivers have been key in making sure that the most vulnerable in society have been able to attend medical appointments when no other transport was available.

They have gone above and beyond to make sure that people could get their shopping and other essentials during these tough times. 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, OR call 0115 969 9060.

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 Tepee MPV
  • their community minibus scheme driving for local community groups and clubs.

If using your own vehicle, you would be paid 45p for every mile that you drive on behalf of the scheme. Full training (including MIDAS training) will be given to all volunteer drivers.

For more information contact Bassetlaw Action Centre:

Broxtowe

The Helpful Bureau are looking for minibus drivers (Cat D1) and volunteer car drivers who have access to a car and can spare a few hours each week. 

For more information:

  • telephone: 0115 949 1175 - Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm

Erewash Community Transport are looking for volunteers to assist with their community transport schemes. 

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.

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

  • telephone: 01623 490888 

Rushcliffe & Gedling CVS are looking for volunteer drivers for their voluntary transport and transport plus schemes. 

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

Our 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.  We 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:      

  • Telephone/text: 07954 409049  
  • Email: collinghamvc@gmail.com

Dial a Trip Ltd 

Community Car Scheme operating in the Tuxford and surrounding villages. We use volunteer drivers and their own cars.

  • Telephone: 01777 948384
  • Email: dialatripltd@gmail.com

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 852 778 

Rushcliffe & Gedling CVS are looking for volunteer drivers for their voluntary transport and transport plus schemes. 

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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