EMAS currently provides Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services (NEPTS) in Derbyshire, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire. The Volunteer Car Service is an integral and valued part of NEPTS, providing an invaluable service to the community for patients with a medical need for transport, and who would otherwise be unable to get to their appointments.

We are looking for volunteer drivers to use their own car to take patients to and from hospital appointments.

Basic requirements:

  • Be able to provide regular journeys for patients.
  • Have a car with valid MOT and kept in a good clean condition.
  • Be covered by full comprehensive insurance.
  • Have a valid and current driving licence (no more than three points).
  • Training will be provided and mileage will be paid. 

As part of our recruitment process, we are obliged to apply for a Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Information about the Disclosure scheme is available at Gov.uk.

Check out the details of this role from the Current Vacancy page and from the poster.

Application Form - Volunteer Car Driver

For completed application form or general queries, please email us to NEPTSVCS@emas.nhs.uk 

Find out more about the role of a volunteer car driver from the video below:


Drivers are not paid for their services but are paid monthly in arrears for their out-of-pocket expenses and mileage allowance, both of which have to be claimed on a claim form. Mileage is reviewed periodically.

EMAS will provide a uniform and the necessary equipment to undertake the role. Full training will also be given.

Journeys are arranged, as far as convenient to patient and driver, to convey more than one patient per car to save unnecessary duplication of mileage.

Escorts may only be conveyed when booked in advance. No other passenger should travel as any spare seating may be needed for additional patients on the return journey. Animals must not be carried.