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Community cars driver

Preston Community Transport (PCT) are looking for volunteers in Wyre to assist vulnerable members of your local community to get to shops, services, social activities and appointments. 

How it works

You will be available to assist members of your local community, using your own vehicle. Your passengers may be neighbours who have no private transport and struggle to use public transport. They may be lonely, isolated or have physical or mental health issues.  

You will specify what you are prepared to do and when, for example "I'm available any day between 9am and 7pm" or, "I'm available on Wednesdays between 10am and 1pm". 


Passengers will contribute £0.40 per mile to the driver, for the miles they are in the vehicle. PCT provides the same for the non-passenger "positioning" miles on receipt of a claim (driving to a passengers house and back home afterwards). Phone calls, stamps and other reasonable expenses are also covered, such as parking charges - but not fines! 
PCT also provide additional insurance, on top of liability insurance, to cover volunteers excess and loss of no claims bonus (up to £250), in case of a claim for a recorded trip. 

Expenses will be paid as set out in your volunteer agreement. 

Skills, personal, qualities and experience required 

  • you need to be aged between 25 and 80 with a full, clean UK driving licence (if over 80, a medical certificate is required)
  • you will have patience, understanding and the ability to deal in a friendly and supportive manner with your passengers
  • whilst there is no specialist transport involved (no-one is transported who needs specialist care or equipment), you should be prepared and able to help with shopping bags, be able to put wheelchairs/mobility aids in your vehicle and offer an assisting arm should one be needed
  • an awareness of safeguarding would be a bonus

Apply to become a volunteer

Please contact the PCT team on:

Application process

You will have an informal interview followed by an induction process which will include a discussion around the role. You will also be asked to undertake a DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service).