Call for volunteer drivers for Community Transport schemes across Bucks

Many people who cannot drive themselves or can't catch the bus rely on volunteer transport services - often to get to important medical appointments. 

In fact, over 25,000 journeys are made by Community Transport car and bus schemes across Buckinghamshire each year.

Since the closure of Red Cross and Royal Voluntary Service transport schemes in Bucks, demand for help from those unable to take a bus has risen significantly.

Could you help? We are looking for volunteer drivers to join an existing car or bus scheme, or to set up a new group, to help provide an essential service in your local community. Volunteers are particularly needed in Aylesbury and Wycombe where there are no existing schemes.

As one Community Transport bus volunteer stated: “The best thing about our scheme is that we can offer a service around our villages that means people can get out. Our bus group helps not only to tackle loneliness but also helps people be independent for longer.”

Volunteer drivers can claim 45p per mile for all journeys undertaken on behalf of the scheme, plus any parking costs. All you need is a car, driving licence, references and agree to a DBS (police) check.

For more information or to volunteer, click here, or contact Community Impact Bucks’ Transport team by emailing transport@communityimpactbucks.org.uk or phoning 0300 111 1250.

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