The British Red Cross provide help in the community and part of that is their Medical Loan service. They provide mobility aids for a short term loan such as wheelchairs walking aids bathing aids so people can live independently in their own homes. They are in need of volunteers to help their Wokingham office. They are in need of volunteer drivers to drive their van to deliver their mobility loan equipment in the local area.

Sue Ryder provides hospice and neurological care for people facing a frightening, life changing diagnosis. We do whatever can to be a safety net for our patients and their loved ones at the most difficult time of their lives.  At the Wokingham Day Hospice, they provide specialist palliative care services to patients living at home. They need help from volunteers drivers on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays to transport patients to and from the day hospice using their own cars. Expenses are reimbursed.

The Wokingham Transport Scheme provides low cost transport for the elderly to hospital, the doctors, physiotheraphy and dentist appointments . They need to recruit more drivers who live in Wokingham, Finchampstead or Winnersh. Drivers will be called on an ad hoc basis and they will be required to provide transport to and from their desired destination and in many cases help them to attend their appointment. Expenses are re-imbursed. We are also now recruiting drivers for social trips such as taking clients to get their shopping, to pick up a prescription or to attend a local club/class. If you interested in either or both or these, please contact us.

The Wokingham Foodbank provides help to people and families who are struggling financially and with other issues such as health and homelessness. We offer supplies of food and other support. They need help from volunteers with collecting and transporting stock from supermarkets to the foodbank and other storage facilities. Volunteers will need their own car, but will be reimbursed expenses. Volunteer must be physically fit and be able to deal with some heavy lifting. Help is needed Mondays, Wednesdays or Friday early mornings.

Earleybus is a community minibus operator for the elderly, wheelchair users and local voluntary organisations. They are looking for minibus drivers, who have a full, clean driving licence and the relevant driving experience. Volunteers will need to have a first aid certificate or be prepared to attend a First Aid course. 

The Crowthorne Stroke and Disabled Club meet once a month on the last Thursday apart from August and December. They have five outings a year and five meetings in the Morgan Centre, Crowthorne.  The outings are usually quite local apart from an annual boat trip from Henley. The meetings in the hall start at 10.00 am and finish at 12.00 noon. They are looking for a driver for their minibus to drive for the 10 outings of the year. The trips out are usually from 11.00 am to 2.30 pm. Obviously the driver would have to start his collection of members at least an hour before and after those times, depending on the numbers attending. Must have a full clean driving licence. Midas training to drive the minibus will be provided.

There are schemes all round Borough, so please contact us if you are interested in being a Volunteer Driver, but live in the Earley, Woodley, Twyford, Shinfield, Arborfield or Swallowfield areas. 

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