We’re looking for drivers with their own cars who can spare 30 minutes to an hour each week to transport people to our weekly lunch club at The Haven in Archers Road.
Our lunch club is run by us in partnership with St Mark’s Church and staffed by our committed, kind-hearted Communiteers, who act as good neighbours, generously providing a weekly natter, cuppa, lunch and a game of Scrabble or similar social activities, as well as other practical and emotional support.
We have lots of people who would like to come along to our club, but they require assistance getting to it and we urgently need more volunteer drivers to provide just a little bit of time each week to help.
We currently have nearly 200 Communiteers and have launched a campaign to double this number to be able to support more people through all the services we offer, not just the lunch club.
Although we can find roles for most people wishing to assist us and will not turn individuals away, we’re ideally looking for those who have time to spare between 9am and 4pm from Monday to Friday. This is when those that use all our general services require assistance.
We’re keen to hear from individuals who can help, even if they have just 30 minutes every now and then to spare, and, also, groups that already operate in the community who could help, such as Neighbourhood Watch groups, book clubs, WI groups, flower arranging clubs, all sorts really.
Even when people have only a few minutes to spare and are not available on a regular basis, there are ways in which they can really help to make a difference to someone who needs support.
Communiteers are offered simple and basic training on topics such as safeguarding, manual handling and developing listening skills. They can choose their level of involvement and the types of activities they wish to engage in too.
We’re inviting people from all walks of life and of all ages who have a current UK driving licence and their own car to get in touch.
Drivers work 30 minutes to an hour a week, or on a pre-agreed ‘on-call’ basis, depending on the individual’s availability. If you can spare a few hours, please do give us a call. It would mean such a lot to our service users who are unable to make their own way to our social events and other activities including essential appointments.
For further details and to become one of our Communiteers, please call us on 023 8021 6022.