People in Wolverhampton with their own vehicles and a few hours to spare each day are being encouraged to join a team of volunteer drivers.

Children and Family Support Volunteers transport children and young people to and from school and adults to day services in and around Wolverhampton.

To become a Children and Family Support Volunteer, drivers must be over 21, have their own transport and undergo an enhanced DBS check. All volunteers will receive reimbursement for mileage and given full child protection, safeguarding, health and safety and first aid training to enable to them to carry out this important role.

Councillor Beverley Momenabadi, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: "We have a small group of dedicated volunteer drivers who transport children to and from school and adults to and from day opportunities, but we are always looking for more.

“We would love to hear from anyone who has their own vehicle, enjoys driving and wants to give something back to the local community by joining our excellent team."

For further information, please contact Lisa Sidaway, Volunteer Co-ordinator, on 01902 556703 or by emailing