Plea for volunteers

The British Red Cross needs volunteers in Somerset and Bristol to step forward and help vital local services to run.  

The charity is asking people to give up some of their free time to support people in their community.   Independent Living Service Volunteers are needed to support people leaving hospital in Somerset.  The charity is also recruiting Transport Support Volunteers to help people to get to essential oncology appointments in Somerset and Bristol. Attending hospital appointments can be a stressful experience for many people, especially when you don’t have the means to get there or return home. Volunteers play a vital role, supporting people who often live alone or have mobility challenges get to appointments. 

Gemma Wood, British Red Cross Service Coordinator for Independent Living in Somerset, said: “Volunteering with us is a win-win. Not only do you get to help your local community, but you can get enormous fulfilment from it too. Whatever your background, if you have some time to spare, you should consider volunteering with our amazing, kind and inclusive team.” 

Applicants will need to be able to volunteer regularly, and must be at least 18 years old. To apply for the Transport Support Volunteer role and find out more, click here. To apply for the Independent Living Service Volunteer role and find out more, click here. Alternatively, you can call 01823 273707 or 07925 638091