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Can you help us?
Every voluntary organisation relies on drawing upon the time of its supporters.

Whilst we have an excellent team currently, we are always looking to strengthen it so as to cover holidays, sickness and retirement!

There are several interesting and rewarding roles you could help us with. For example, we sometimes need drivers, telephonists and coordinators.

Drivers:
Our drivers carry out mostly local trips but journeys can range between Chichester and Brighton and, very occasionally, as far as Eastbourne.

Telephonists:
We have a team of volunteers who fill a 2 hour shift as duty telephonist on any particular day. There are 5 duties each week with the line being open for 2 hours each day, Monday to Friday. The telephonist will take calls from clients requesting transport to reach their medical appointments, and then contact drivers to fill the request.

Co-ordinators:
This team tries to place any unfulfilled requests after 11.30 each day, and ensures the telephone and schedules are passed to the following day's duty telephonist.
Each member of the team quickly develops a fountain of knowledge about the availability of drivers, whether they will undertake the longer journeys and if their car can accommodate a folded wheelchair, etc.

If you are interested in volunteering for one of these roles please download and complete an application form  

www.friendsofferring.org