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Community Connexions launch volunteer recruitment campaign
Community Connexions, a charity which provides transport for people of all ages across Gloucestershire, who would otherwise struggle to get where they need to go, have launched the ‘you are more than a volunteer to us’ campaign in a bid to recruit more volunteers within the county to help their cause.
Chief Executive of Community Connexions, Paul Riddick, said: “The Covid Pandemic saw our volunteer base fall away and therefore the aim of our new campaign is to build this back up again as soon as possible. Without our volunteers we have no charity, and all our users who rely on us each day due to physical, mental, social or rural barriers, have no means to live their lives, and therefore we are urging people to come forward and help.
“Imagine not being unable to ever visit loved ones, attend vital health appointments or even just get your shopping? Well we all can – we have just been in lockdown. Well imagine if you were told that your lockdown was going to last forever! This is the reality for many people, either within the older, disabled or rurally isolated sectors.”
Community Connexions provides transport for people of all ages across Gloucestershire who would otherwise struggle to get where they need to go. They tackle physical, mental, social and rural barriers to provide reliable, safe and accessible transport. Their team is made up from qualified drivers and trained volunteers, dedicated to providing transport to help enable independence, inclusion and participation. As a registered charity with over 30 years’ worth of experience, they offer community transport at its best.
“We want to use this opportunity, following Covid-19, to build on our friendly team of drivers. 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 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,” enthused Paul.
Looking for individuals who have a willingness to learn and provide a friendly experience to their users, Community Connexions will provide full training to ensure volunteers have all the tools needed to provide the safe and valuable experience that really values the community. They will also provide the PPE to remain safe accompanied by a strategy which ensures social-distancing concerns are addressed as much as physically possible. Plus, no previous volunteering experience is required - just a full UK driving licence.
Community Connexions - you are more than a volunteer to us; connect your community and turn loneliness into a smile.
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