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Voluntary Social Car Scheme

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There are 50 schemes set up across Cumbria to provide transport for all members of the community of any age (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult). We have volunteers who provide a door to door service across the county. The service can be used for a wide variety of purposes including; making connections with public transport, doing the weekly shop, medical appointments, or just for visiting friends for a reasonable cost.  Voluntary Social Car Scheme is intended for those people who have no other means of transport.  Volunteers are available to collect you from your home and take you to your chosen destination for a reasonable cost. 

To find out where your nearest Voluntary Car Scheme is, please contact us using the details below.

Do you want to volunteer?
To run the scheme we rely on our volunteer drivers and coordinators, and we're always looking for more people to join the team. There is no minimum time commitment and you must be under 76 years of age. If you'd like to find out more please get in touch
Co-ordinators - organise transport, recruit drivers and publicise the scheme in their local area.  We are currently looking to recruit volunteer co-ordinators (all expenses are re-imbursed) in:

  • Aspatria
  • Bothel / St Michael's
  • Drigg/Carleton/Ireton/Eskdale
  • Kirkby Stephen
  • Newbiggin
  • Seascale
  • St Bees
  • Whitehaven

Drivers  - provide transport for people using your own car, and you will be paid fue expenses at 45p per mile. You will also collect the cash fare and give a receipt to the passenger. Cumbria County Councilprovides insurance against loss of no claims bonus and excess payments.

If you have some spare time and would like to help co-ordinating or driving in your local area, please contact us using the details below.