Press release – recruitment of volunteer drivers for North Lincolnshire Voluntary Car Scheme

Volunteer car drivers are needed for a Voluntary Car Scheme operated by Humber and Wolds Rural Community Council (HWRCC).

The scheme is for people who have difficulty accessing public and private transport helping them to get to medical and other essential appointments across North Lincolnshire.

Volunteer car drivers use their own vehicles, are DBS checked, are available at the times that suit them and are paid at 45p per mile for each journey they make.

Carole Foster, who co-ordinates the scheme across North Lincolnshire, said: “This is an essential service for people who have difficulty accessing transport to get to essential appointments at GP surgeries, hospital appointments, chiropody, social care activities or  essential shopping. The volunteer drivers provide great support to the people using the transport and are the public face of the Volunteer Car Service, without them we cannot support the 100’s of people that we transport each year.”

Drivers volunteer for a range of reasons, here are some recent quotes:

  •  “Just had time on my hands and enjoy the flexibility. Realise from being with passengers just how useful it is to them.”
  • “I like driving for the Voluntary Car Scheme because I feel that I am giving something back to the community”

 

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Carole Foster, Administrator/Support Worker or any of the team at HWRCC by telephoning (01652) 637700 or by email: info@hwrcc.org.uk