You may have seen the adverts on buses and heard radio adverts looking for volunteers in the Oxfordshire area.
Community First Oxfordshire help facilitate the Community Transport Schemes in the Oxfordshire area. These schemes give people access to transport, where they would otherwise not have (for example if they cannot drive or cannot use public transport). Community transport provides a lifeline in both rural and urban areas.
We run a Red Arrow Driving Scheme and are especially looking for volunteer drivers in Oxford, but there are many other car and minibus schemes around the county who are also looking to recruit new volunteers, so please get in touch to find out more.
The most common users of community transport schemes are often the elderly who need lifts to attend medical appointments. However, there are many community transport schemes which are used be all people who need transport to access the shops, dentists, visiting friends etc.
Volunteer drivers for car schemes are usually reimbursed for mileage at 45p a mile and this activity should not affect your car insurance policy.
How do I become a volunteer driver?
There are more than 60 local schemes in Oxfordshire with 1,300 volunteers providing 75,000 single journeys each year. These schemes provide accessible, cost-effective, flexible and safe transport.
We have a Directory of Transport Schemes so please use this to find a scheme in your local area.
Alternatively if you would like to learn more about the scheme please contact Emily Lewis-Edwards or call her on 01865 883488.
Learn more about other volunteering opportunities in Oxfordshire by visiting the Oxfordshire County Council Volunteering website.