Community Transport Service is on Volunteer Drive

March 01 2015

Green Community Travel in Yate are calling on local residents to join up as volunteers and help improve the quality of life for those in urgent need of transport.

Luke Hall with volunteers

Green Community Travel in Yate are calling on local residents to join up as volunteers and help improve the quality of life for those in urgent need of transport.
The voluntary organisation, which first started operating locally in 1989, provides safe and accessible travel for individuals and groups who are unable to use public transport and would otherwise have no other way of getting around.
All of the volunteers are from the local area and typical journeys may include taking elderly people to visit relatives in hospital or to a medical appointment.
Luke Hall, prospective MP for Thornbury and Yate has visited the charity in yesterday (20), where he signed up to offer his time, met with other volunteers, and learnt more about the organisation from manager Jenny Bright.  
She said: “We are a volunteer service that relies on help from people in our local area. Many of our volunteers enjoy what they do and like the social side too; making new friends, and helping people in the community or helping us in our office. We are always looking for more volunteers, so please pop in for a coffee and a chat about how you can get involved. We are delighted to welcome Luke to the team and hope to find more volunteers to keep all of our services running.”
Green Community Travel relies on volunteers to drive or to accompany passengers on the local buses, deal with telephone calls and help with administration in their office. The volunteer group is calling on people who can give a few hours each month to help other people in their local community and also to help with fundraising activities as the charity faces a raft of costs to keep the service running.
Speaking on the visit and his decision to volunteer in the Yate area, Luke said: “Green Community Travel is a fantastic local organisation which helps people from right across our area get to hospital appointments, visit relatives and make journeys they wouldn’t otherwise be able to on public transport. I am delighted to be volunteering and hope that other people from the local area will consider signing up.”
If you would like to know more about volunteering, please contact; 01454 228706 or email admin@greenncommunitytravel.co.uk . Further information is also available from
www.greencommunitytravel.co.uk