Community Cars

A kind, caring and compassionate service which gives a safe and helping hand

Community Cars is a voluntary car scheme which helps anyone living in the Bournemouth area who is unable to use public transport, but still need to make essential journeys. Volunteer drivers, using their own cars, offer a door to door service for members to help them access much needed services. 

These services can include visits to the GP, dentist, luncheon clubs and friendship groups, even the Hairdresser. At Community Cars we understand how difficult life can become once people are unable to drive  or use public transport.

Community Cars is manned by Volunteer drivers who use their own cars. Mileage is charged at 60p per mile (minimum return charge £5) and this is calculated from the driver’s home. To join Community Cars an annual membership fee of £10 is required (this is a joint membership with the BAT Bus).

Jean, a member of Community Cars, uses the service to visit the Hairdressers and her local GP. "Without Diana, my driver, calling for me and taking me out it would be far more expensive to use a taxi; but most importantly, Diana is now my friend and I know that when she calls I will not be rushed and we'll have time for a chat"

La La, uses the scheme regularly and says '' it is amazing to find this help, I don't know how I'd manage without it''

Wheelchair accessible MPV

If you need to travel in your wheelchair, please ask about the availability of our accessible MPV on 01202 309433. The MPV can be pre- booked (subject to availability) to take you to appointments or events. 

To make a booking please call Community Cars on 01202 309433 from 10.00am until 2.00pm week days or email

For anyone who would like to volunteer and join Community Cars as a driver, please click on the link on the top of the page and go to Volunteering Opportunities