Wednesday 25 November 2020

Community Connexions is looking for volunteer drivers in Gloucestershire

Community Connexions is campaigning for more volunteer drivers to join its cause, providing accessible transport for older, disabled and isolated people in and around Gloucestershire.

Providing essential transport for people of all ages, Community Connexions is recruiting for more volunteer drivers to help older, disabled and rurally isolated people get to where they need to go.

Whether they need to attend an urgent health appointment, visit family or do their weekly shop, community transport volunteers provide an invaluable service for people who would otherwise struggle to get around.

With its volunteer base hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic, the charity is urging people from Gloucestershire to pledge their help.

No previous experience is required, with Community Connexions offering full training to ensure their volunteers can safely provide for the local community. Anyone who is friendly and willing to learn, with a full UK driving licence and their own vehicle, is welcome to join the team – with all expenses covered.

Paul Riddick, chief executive of Community Connexions, says: ‘Being a driver is so much more than driving – it’s an opportunity to build friendships and combat loneliness in older and disabled people.

‘If you have a few hours to spare and are looking for an extremely satisfying role where you will see a positive effect in your local community, then this is the opportunity for you.’

For more information, and to volunteer, call Community Connexions on (0345) 6805029, email info@communityconnexions.org.uk or visit communityconnexions.org.uk.

© SoGlos
Monday 19 October 2020

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