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Can you spare an hour or two, to do some Volunteering?
We are looking for volunteers to help deliver our Volunteer Cars service.
- Do you drive?
- Do you have some free time?
- Do you want to give something back to your community?
If you answered yes and you want to help local people through volunteering, please read on.
Volunteering at Westway CT
Is an excellent way for you to give back and help us in the nationwide battle to tackle loneliness and isolation and gives you the opportunity to meet people, learn new skills and gain work experience.
Our goals are to promote individual independence, help reduce isolation and alleviate loneliness for people in our local community and our team of volunteers are integral to the success of how we meet these goals.
Volunteers enable our members to get out of their homes and do things for themselves, and our services are a lifeline for our many members.
More about the service you will be helping to support
Volunteer Cars is a one-to-one car service driven by volunteers who use their car or one of our cars, to drive local people where they want to go.
How it works
You can offer as much time as you like, fitting the commitment into your own plans.
It’s similar to a taxi service. We receive a booking from a Westway CT member and then call you to check if you can assist. We then give you the details of who to collect, when and where they want to go, and away you go. It’s that simple!
Our members are often elderly, they might be disabled, and mostly just need a hand to get out and about, to do what they need to do.
About our Volunteers
Our existing volunteer base spans a broad cross-section of society, and our volunteers vary in age and background, some are retired with spare time on their hands and others are working professionals who have a few hours free in the morning or evening. We also have some volunteers who are students and studying at university.
Most people who join our team want to give something back to their local community, Others are interested in building their confidence and skills for a career change or gaining general work experience for employment.
Volunteering can be hugely rewarding, and there are many benefits:
- It’s a great way to make new friends and connect with local people
- You can increase your social skills and self-confidence
- It can provide you with a sense of purpose
- Help you to stay active
Volunteers are often the glue that holds a community together
Here are some of our Volunteers
Would you like to join our team of Volunteers?
If you would like to join our team and really get involved, please feel free to contact Tracey for an informal chat, either by phone 020 8968 2040 or email.
You can download a Volunteer Driver Application Form complete it and send it to us via email, or pop by to our offices and drop it off to us. If you don’t have a printer we can send one out in the post.
If you would like to know more, please see our FAQ page for answers to questions you might have. Feel free to email us or call our team on 020 8968 2040 weekdays between 9 am – 5 pm if you have other questions.
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