Announcements - December 15, 2017
Volunteer drivers needed in Deniliquin!
Do you like helping people?
Intereach are calling for people in the Deniliquin area to donate their time by becoming a Community Transport volunteer driver.
As a volunteer driver, you will help older people, carers and people who live with a disability to stay active, independent and connected to the local community.
Intereach CEO Keryn Fox said, “Our volunteer drivers are an invaluable part of our services. The support of our dedicated volunteer drivers allows people to attend medical appointments, aged day care, social outings and shopping, which they might struggle to do without help. Becoming a volunteer driver is a great chance for people to give back to the community and donating your time can make a world of difference to the people we support through the transport program.”
An Intereach driver for five years, Dick Teunon’s first introduction to Community Transport came after being left stranded in Albury following a hospital discharge.
“I had no way of getting home, one of the nurses put me in touch with Intereach who sent a driver to collect me. I was apprehensive about volunteering at first, but it gives you such a good feeling and the more you put into it the more you get out of it. I’ve been retired for 19 years and I think volunteering keeps me sane, I don’t want to sit at home twiddling my thumbs. Since I’ve started I feel fitter and healthier because I’m always on the go and you meet lovely people who can become good friends. While I’m fit and able I will volunteer, because one day I might need the service again myself.”
So, how can I become a volunteer
Intereach Community Transport operates Monday to Friday. Volunteer hours can be flexible to suit your lifestyle. A vehicle is provided and meal expenses will be reimbursed.