Volunteering in Somerset
Published: 21 November 2019
Go the extra mile and help others
If you’re above the age of 18, have a clean full driver licence and own a four-door car, why not volunteer for Somerset County Council to help others get to vital medical appointments?
By committing as little as one day per week, you could greatly help a person who otherwise wouldn’t be able to make appointments. Alternatively commit to more if that is what you choose!
Volunteer drivers provide a crucial transport service for non-emergency NHS patients and social care users enabling them to get to various locations across the county and further afield. You could also help transport children to college or to school, providing a crucial service to a young person’s academic career.
Each journey connects people with services they would otherwise miss out on. As a volunteer driver, you would be providing a vital lifeline to people in your community.
This is a rewarding opportunity to provide a valuable, practical support for people within your community and your mileage expenses will be reimbursed at up to 50p per mile. You will also be supported by a Transporting Officer from Somerset County Council’s Transporting Somerset team.
Not only will you be helping the community, it’s an excellent way of meeting new people.
To find out more visit the volunteering somerset website or call 0300 123 2224.