What is the voluntary car scheme?
The Humber and Wolds Rural Community Council operates a voluntary car service. The aim of the service is to provide a safe, reliable and affordable voluntary transport service to residents of rural North Lincolnshire with genuine transport difficulties.
We have approximately 90 volunteers across North Lincolnshire who use their own cars to provide transport for things like health related appointments, shopping or social outings. They can be local or long distance. Transport can also be arranged for hospital appointments at Castle Hill, Hull Royal Infirmary and other hospitals in Hull.
The customer pays the driver a mileage rate (currently 45p per mile) from the driver’s residence and return. Where possible we try to get a driver as close as possible to the passenger’s home.
Drivers will wait for a passenger for up to one and a half hours for the return journey. If the waiting time is longer, the passenger is required to pay for two separate return journeys (depending on the availability of the driver)
A minimum of 48 hours notice is required to arrange a journey.
The booking line is open Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 12pm. The telephone number is 01652 637700. (Answerphone facility outside of office hours)
The service is always looking to recruit more volunteer drivers who use their own vehicles to transport passengers to meet a range of needs.
Typical journeys include:
Visits to the hospital or doctors
- Social events
- One off trips
- Regular weekly or monthly trips
If you could only spare an hour a month it would make a difference to someone’s life.
- Mileage rate payable
- All drivers DBS checked