Community Car Scheme

The Welwyn Hatfield Community Car Scheme is funded by Hertfordshire County Council and E & N Hertfordshire CCG and was set up to provide transport for people who cannot use public transport.

Our customers are mainly older people or people with illness or disability that prevents them from using public transport easily.  The charge is 60p per mile from the volunteer’s home.

Donations towards the running of the scheme are always welcome.

Our drivers are local volunteers who are vetted by us and who give part of their time to community work in the area.

Transport is for:  WHCVS Car

  • medical appointments
  • support groups
  • day centres
  • visits to sick relatives and friends
  • shopping

Getting out and about can be very difficult for many people.

Volunteer drivers with their clients:

Tracey Stan Stella

Tracey                                       Stan                             Stella

We need more volunteer drivers.

  • Do you want a volunteering role that really makes a difference to people’s lives?
  • Do you like working with people?
  • Are you compassionate and reliable?
  • Do you own a car and have some time to spare?
  • Do you enjoy helping and driving?

We would like to hear from you!

Contact us if you need help with transport or if you would like to volunteer to drive:

t: 01707 273875

Praise for car scheme (Welwyn Times 28th October 2015)

“Through your columns I should like to say a big thank you to the Community Car Service.
Three years ago my husband suffered a stroke. This affected his mobility, meaning he was no longer able to drive and as I am a non-driver meant relying on friends, family or taxi for hospital, doctors, visits etc.
We then discovered the Community Car Scheme and I cannot speak too highly of the service we have received.
The Volunteers in the office are always cheerful, friendly and helpful making every effort to book you a car on the date requested.
The drivers are kind and caring. They are always prompt and nothing is too much trouble.
This amazing service has been a lifeline for us and at a cost of only 50p per mile is worth every penny.
However, they do need more drivers so, if you have some spare time perhaps you could volunteer for such a worthwhile service.”
AS, Welwyn – Source Welwyn Hatfield Times


Absolutely great organisation. Enabled an elderly neighbour to attend a 12 week falls prevention class, picking her up and dropping her at home every week, all at very reasonable cost. Really recommend them to help people who otherwise would not be able to get out and about

You have done so much for me over this year, I can’t say how grateful I am” Mr H