Can you drive, and could you give up a few hours a week to help people in need?
Charities across Bromsgrove and Redditch are in need of volunteer drivers to help support those in need, or raise money for good causes. Can you help?
NewStarts empowers local individuals and families to overcome their challenges and achieve more in their lives. Providing free assistance to over 1000 households every year in North Worcestershire, they deliver duvets to debt advice, beds to basic computer training, ironing boards to individual coaching, wardrobes to work placements and volunteering.
They’re looking for Delivery Drivers to help them. Find the opportunity on Do-it.org at: https://do-it.org/opportunities/422d21f4-e5d6-455b-9390-e7e090c1dfa3
BURT, or Bromsgrove Urban & Rural Transport, has been running since 2009. The bus helps vulnerable residents of Bromsgrove District who are unable to make essential journeys by conventional transport, either because of personal mobility/disability difficulties or because of the non availability of a suitable service. The bus is adapted for wheelchair users.
From May 2017 the service will be run by Bromsgrove and Redditch Network, and they are in need of Minibus Drivers to help those most in need. Full training provided. Find the opportunity on the BURT website at:
The Royal Voluntary Service is a national charity which delivers services through volunteers to help older people remain active and independent in their communities. Volunteer Drivers provide transport using their own vehicle for passengers to make essential journeys as part of the Rural Rides scheme within the districts of Redditch and Bromsgrove.
Find the opportunity on Do-it.org at:
Looking for opportunities further afield?
Many of the other Volunteer Centres across Worcestershire run their own Community Transport schemes. If you live further afield, maybe one of these organisations might suit you better.
Droitwich operate both community minibus and car schemes: www.droitwichcvs.org.uk
Evesham operates a commuity car scheme: www.eveshamvolunteers.org.uk
Malvern operate both community minibus and car schemes: www.communityaction.org.uk
Pershore operate both community minibus and car schemes: www.pershorevolunteers.org
Worcester operate both community minibus and car schemes: www.worcestervolunteercentre.org.uk