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Norfolk Community Transport Association Needs You!

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Thousands of people across Norfolk rely on community transport to help them with journeys that for many of us are straightforward. Community transport schemes provide over 250,000 journeys each year to help people get to the shops, a doctor’s appointment or a social function.  CAN is working closely with Norfolk Community Transport Association on raising public awareness of the many schemes that operate across the county and their need for volunteer help. 

Why volunteer?

Enthusiastic drivers, passenger assistants, trustees, committee members and co-ordinators are always needed.  It’s enjoyable and rewarding because it makes a difference to the lives of others – and it’s also about engaging with and helping others within the community.

"I looked forward to retiring but was determined to keep my life as active and busy as it had always been. It’s very rewarding to put my energy into helping people who, for whatever reason, find life a struggle. Not everybody can jump in the car and drive to the supermarket or to the doctor’s surgery, which is where I come in."    Philip, 58

Who can volunteer?

Volunteer drivers come from all walks of life - some are retired, others younger people eager to gain valuable work experience.

"I've managed to fit my volunteering in around my family commitments. The hours are flexible, so I still have time to pick the kids up from school. It feels good to be helping others and I'm very happy to give something back while I can"  Karen, 40

"I never considered volunteering until I started my college course which included placements. Since I started, I've met some fantastic people and am gaining valuable experience which will really help me as I want to work in the nursing profession"  Eleanor, 17

You too may have the skills or experience which a community transport scheme needs.  Find out more at by clicking here.