Funding for our Volunteer Centre is now secure for the next few years, so we are looking forward to expanding the Car Scheme. With everyone talking about New Year’s Resolutions, could you help your community.
Life can be very isolated if you don’t have access to a car, particularly if you are elderly or can’t use public transport. The St Ives Volunteer Centre Car Scheme seeks to address this problem by matching passengers with volunteer drivers who use their own cars to take them to hospital appointments, shopping or even to visit friends and relations.
Passengers pay the drivers 40p a mile based on the driver’s mileage, to cover the drivers expenses, plus a £1 booking fee, payable to the office to cover administration costs. Could you become a volunteer driver and help our neighbours in this way?
Even if you can only offer one drive per week, this would be a help, and there is no obligation to accept a drive. No experience is necessary, just common sense and a sympathetic attitude.
Support and guidance is always available from our friendly office. Please note that all applicants will be subject to a DBS check and satisfactory references will be required.
Contact the office on 01480 301462, opening hours Mon-Thus 12.30pm-3pm