Volunteer Drivers Service

The HMR Circle Volunteer Drivers Service (VDS) is an affordable transport service operating across Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton and the Pennine Villages. It is a service for adults (aged 50+ / or vulnerable adults) who are unable, or find it difficult, to use public transport.

Volunteer Drivers use their own vehicles to provide a door-to-door, flexible, transport service. The passenger is picked up from their home and taken to their destination. Return journeys are also available. If requested, and where possible, a driver can wait with the passenger until they are ready to return home.

For each journey, a contribution is calculated at just 45p per mile - payable to the driver on the day, to reimburse the cost of petrol and to support the costs of insuring and maintaining their vehicles.

All Volunteer Drivers are DBS checked, and have all the necessary vehicle safety requirements and insurance in place - so you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands!