Stay active, meet new people and help the most vulnerable in your local community
Are you looking for a new volunteering role which will help make a difference to vulnerable and isolated people in your community? Do you enjoy meeting new people, keeping active and helping others? Your local Link Scheme or Community Minibus Group needs you!
Community First is working alongside 42 Link (volunteer car) Schemes and 21 Community Minibus Groups in Wiltshire and Swindon as part of a campaign to find new volunteers. There are lots of ways to be involved including as a volunteer driver or co-ordinator who connects volunteers with people looking for transport.
I am fortunate to have some flexibility in my day and decided to volunteer. I see this as a great opportunity to meet new people and help the community. Joining the [Link] scheme is straightforward and it’s great to be able to assist others. You can give as little or as much of your time as you wish and a mileage allowance is offered.
Link Scheme Volunteer
How your support as Link Scheme or Community Minibus volunteer can make a difference:
There are over 1,500 volunteers in Wiltshire and Swindon who are involved in supporting Link Schemes locally, either as volunteer drivers, coordinators or committee members.
Without the transport offered by Link Schemes and Community Minibus Groups, many of the people who use these services would find it hard to leave their home, leading to isolation and declining mental or physical health.
The service offered by volunteer transport groups can be truly life-changing, offering peace of mind, dignity and the opportunity to lead a normal, independent life.
If you are interested in volunteering with your local Link Scheme or Community Minibus Group, please get in touch with us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01380 722 241.
Alternatively you can contact your local transport group directly, a searchable list of Link Schemes and Community Minibus Groups is available on our website.
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