Voluntary car scheme

Information about the voluntary car scheme in North Lincolnshire – including how to book transport and how to volunteer to be a driver.

About the Voluntary Car Service

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 20 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)

Volunteer drivers

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
  • Shopping
  • 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

Further information

For more information about volunteering contact our Barton upon Humber office on 01652 637700  or email to info@hwrcc.org.uk


01652 637700

Humber and Wolds Rural Action
Wilderspin National School Museum
Queen Street
Barton upon Humber
North Lincolnshire
DN18 5QP