Volunteer

You can make a big difference to people’s lives by volunteering at Community Connexions. Imagine being unable to go shopping, visit loved ones or attend vital health appointments. This is the reality for the people you can help as a community transport volunteer.

Transport is vital for helping people retain their independence and tackle loneliness from social and rural isolation. Last year, we helped over 95,000 people across Gloucestershire and we anticipate another 2000 more people will need our help by 2020.

Without volunteers we would be unable to provide the breadth of services, or help as many people as we do. Will you join us in helping support people with community transport?

Volunteers are welcome from all backgrounds and walks of life. Give as little or as much as you can, we will match opportunities to your skills and the time you have available. Not only is volunteering an effective way to help people in your community, but it’s also an opportunity for you to meet new people and develop new skills.

Our volunteer roles include, but are not limited to:

  • Driving

  • Office assistance

  • Fundraising

  • Community Advocacy and Engagement

Hear what our volunteers have to say:

I volunteer at Community Connexions because I recognise the difficulty many elderly and disabled people in the area have in visiting agencies which provide vital support. A few hours each week undertaking this fulfilling activity represents a small contribution to an improvement in the quality of life for our customers.” – Stuart, Volunteer for 3 years.

“I really enjoy driving but more importantly, I get a great deal of satisfaction from the appreciation of the passengers, many of whom would otherwise be housebound.” – Roger, Volunteer for 8 years.

It is so fulfilling to help a fellow human who is perhaps not as fortunate as I am in life. I choose when I can drive and how many days I drive each month. What is one day per week out of one’s life when a person is being helped in some way? I find every passenger I come into contact with is of interest. I learn so much from them and the extraordinary experiences that some folk have had.” – Nigel, Volunteer for 10 years.

“Before learning to drive I was reliant on other people for lifts. Now I can repay that debt.” – Bill, Volunteer for 9 months.

If you would like to volunteer and help people in your community, please contact Elaine Pearson-Scott at Elaine@communityconnexions.org.uk or phone us on 0345 680 5029.