Forest Community Transport
Lydney Dial-A-Ride
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Alongside the traditional Lydney Dial-A-Ride, we also offer a voluntary car service.

The volunteer car service is available for medical appointments and visiting relatives, both within and outside of the county. We have a number of cars available, charged on a per mile basis. Our current voluntary drivers charge 50p per mile.

If you are struggling to attend vital appointments or clinics, call our office on 01594 843809 or fill in our contact form and we will do our best to help you get where you need to be.

Please give as much notice as possible for this service so that we can source a suitable driver for your journey.
All of the services that are provided would be impossible without the support and dedication of the staff, drivers and volunteers who help us.

We are always looking for new volunteers, whether it be car drivers or Charity shop assistants, and so welcome any help you may be able to give.

Whatever time you can give, whether it is 1 hour or 10 hours .. we appreciate the support!

Voluntary work is enjoyable and rewarding, so if you would like to help, please drop in to The Bus Station or give us a call for some further information!
Our 2 Charity shops are supported by the excellent volunteers who give up their own time to help our cause.

Each shop warmly welcomes new volunteers to help out during the week with everyday shop activities, such as sorting & steaming donations, helping to promote Gift Aid to customers, restocking shelves and rails and providing general assistance around the shop.

So if you could give a few hours of your time .. why not volunteer?

Car Service


Voluntary Car Drivers

Hardworking Shop Staff and Volunteers


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Lydney Dial-A-Ride Charity No. 1005716
Forest Community Transport Business No. 7774739
Could YOU Spare some time?

Gratitude To Drivers

Oh Excellent team of Dial A Ride volunteers!
Willing to rise on winters mornings before birds wake
Their needy passengers to hospital and surgeries take
With smiles and comfort to quell all fears
They keep healing wheels turning across the Dean
While we all Thank the Lord they are so keen!
Long may you safely steer- Oh Excellent Dial A Ride Volunteers!

A lovely poem by Sue Dubois praising our volunteer car drivers!

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Due to increased demand, and also our collaboration with Arriva Transport solutions, we are looking to recruit a number of extra volunteer car drivers to help us transport local passengers to and from their medical appointments in and around Gloucestershire.

The trips are mainly Monday through to Friday, and would help get local residents to vital medical appointments.

We are looking for friendly volunteers with a passion to help others, and who are willing to transport passengers from their homes to appointments, and then bring them home again.

This is a voluntary position, although expenses will be paid.

You will be required to hold a clean driving licence, as well as complete an enhanced DBS disclosure before being able to start driving.

If you are interested in helping out in the local community, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

We need YOU!


Could you spare a few hours a month to fundraise for us? We at Lydney Dial-A-Ride need to raise vital funds to help keep the wheels on our charity moving, and we need your help!

Could your baking help us make some dough? Could your run for fun help you raise us some riches? Or could you rustle up a fabulous raffle? If you’ve got fundraising ideas, enthusiasm and a spare few hours, we need you on board!

To keep on providing the service we do in the local community, we are in desperate need of extra funds. Our charity shops provide a life-line to help support our charity and the everyday running costs, and every fundraising event we host helps to add to this.
We are looking for individuals who can spare some time to get involved in helping us find new ways to raise funds. Whether you can spare an hour a month or 5 hours a week, any time you are able to give to help us fundraise would make a massive difference. The more funds we raise, the more we can continue to reach those who need us in the local community.

So if you’ve got some ideas and want to get involved, please get in touch! Either give us a call on 01594 843809 or drop us an email and we can get the ball rolling. From sponsored walks to bungee jumps, we need you!

From sponsored walks to bungee jumps, we need you!


Fred - One of our volunteer car drivers