Voluntary or Community Car Scheme
Voluntary or Community Car Schemes are one of the most flexible forms of community transport and make a significant contribution to the movement of mainly elderly residents in rural locations across Lincolnshire. Voluntary car schemes are run by local people for local people. Car owners with time to spare provide transport to help people in the community with no access to public transport. Community car drivers are all volunteers providing transport in their own cars for a small contribution towards the running costs. Journeys are organised by a coordinator and available to anyone unable to access public transport. Passengers pay a mileage rate which covers the out of pocket expenses of the car owner. The volunteer driver picks up the client/passenger from their home, takes them to their pre-booked destination and brings them back home. The driver will wait with the passenger if required.
How do I find out if I have a Car Scheme in my area?
There are approximately 20 community car schemes across Lincolnshire. To find out if your village has access to a car scheme, click this link to the Transport Provider Search. You can find your village using the A-Z menu. Once you have found your village you will be able to see what car schemes run in your area.
How do I become a Volunteer Driver?
If you a car owner with a little time to spare and would be happy to receive your out of pocket travel expenses in return for your time, then why not become a Volunteer Driver?
To find out more contact the Louth and District Voluntary Car Scheme on 01507 609535.