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Volunteer driver appeal

Volunteers needed to drive the old, disabled and lonely

Jackie Wolfe, the new Volunteer Co-ordinator for the Tiverton and District Community Transport Association,  writes

We are a local charity whose transport services are aimed at increasing the independence, mobility and peace of mind of older and disabled people; helping to combat the problems of loneliness and isolation. Services include Shopmobility, Ring & Ride, Voluntary Car Scheme, Community minibus hire, & photocopying service.

We are currently seeking new volunteer drivers for both our minibus and volunteer car scheme. This service is essential in providing affordable community transport for Tiverton and the surrounding areas, especially those who are rurally and socially isolated, disabled and elderly.

If you would like any more information on any of our services or volunteering opportunities, please feel free to contact me on the email or telephone number below and I can forward you the relevant details. Alternatively I can arrange to come to any coffee mornings or meetings to speak to a group or individuals. 01884 242099.

Jacie adds that the association already offers a Ring and Ride service to Clayhidon and this appeal will hopefully ensure we will be covering the Upper Culm Valley and Clayhidon communities.


Volunteer Drivers … The Voluntary car scheme is designed to take people to their health appointments, do some shopping, visit friends and family, go to the hairdressers and many other places.

Volunteers drive their own cars and receive expenses of 45p per mile.

We do not ask for any particular time commitments every week. As much or as little as you can offer is always appreciated.

Volunteer Minibus Drivers …  To enable us to have a  regular ‘Sunday Lunch Club’ for our passengers — Sundays can be really lonely for some people and this would brighten their day.

If you feel you have the skills to be a volunteer minibus driver please contact the office as soon as possible, full training will be given and all expenses paid.

Charity Number 1099477

Tiverton Office:  Multi Storey Car Park, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6NB