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Voluntary Social Car Scheme

The 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. 

The service can be used for a variety of purposes including: 

  • Making connections with buses or trains
  • Doctor, Dentist or Optician appointments
  • Visiting friends or family in hospital
  • Shopping
  • Visiting friends

There are 50 schemes set up across Cumbria.  To find out where your nearest Voluntary Car Scheme is, please contact the Voluntary Transport Officer using the details below.


Volunteering Opportunities

Co-ordinators organise transport, recruit drivers ensuring that they are registered with the County Council and publicise the scheme in their local area.  We are currently looking to recruit volunteer co-ordinators (all expenses are re-imbursed) in:


         Bothel / St Michaels


         High Hesket / Armathwaite



Drivers provide transport in their own cars to members of the community in their free time.  Drivers are currently refunded for fuel expenses at 45p per mile. 

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

For more information on the Voluntary Car Scheme, please follow the link below;


         Voluntary Car Scheme Customer Leaflet

         Volunteering Opportunities Leaflet

         A day in the life of a volunteer 

Voluntary Transport Officer

Cumbria County Council
Parkhouse Building, Kingmoor Business Park
07788 396194