Volunteering

Gwen Parr
Gwen Parr, a former chairman, drinking a toast to P&DCCA

Description

Belonging to local clubs and societies makes people healthier, according to recent scientific research. From cricket to choirs, and darts to dancing, local clubs are good for us all because, it seems, belonging where we live is important to our health. Volunteering is a wonderful way to be part of Pulborough life, so why not consider joining us?

We always need new volunteers. Enjoyment of all kinds comes from such involvement. If you can spare an hour or two a week to help with Transport (drivers), Wednesday Club (social activities) or would like to help with administrative work in any way, come and join us. You can be sure of a warm welcome.

As at June 2018, we are also looking for a number of service / activity organisers and would love to hear from you if you think you might like to help:

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS URGENTLY NEEDED
The Pulborough Community Transport scheme has been running for many years, providing transport for mainly older or housebound people living in Pulborough and the surrounding villages to attend doctor, dentist, hospital and other medical appointments where they are unable to use public transport. The service is provided by volunteers using their own cars or in our wheelchair accessible vehicle, driven by a volunteer driver.
Some journeys are short and local, whilst others may be to Chichester or East Grinstead for hospital appointments, which will be considerably longer.
We really need more volunteer drivers, particularly to cover the local journeys. Our clients live mainly in Pulborough or West Chiltington. If you have a spare hour or so a week (not necessarily the same day / time) and would like to help local people in need, then please contact Christine Lindsay, our service co-ordinator, on either 01798 368407 or via e-mail at christinelindsay1@talktalk.net and she will provide further information. You must have a valid driving licence and your car must be insured for you to drive. Expenses can be paid.
On behalf of all our appreciative clients, thank you for reading this article and we’d love to hear from you if you think you could help.

VOLUNTEER VISITOR SCHEME CO-ORDINATOR(S) URGENTLY NEEDED
Our Volunteer Visiting Scheme has been running for many years, recognising that there are a number of people living alone in the Pulborough and the surrounding villages who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to get out and about and would therefore enjoy a little friendly companionship from time to time.
We have a small team of volunteers trained & CRB / DBS checked, to visit people who would welcome a friendly chat as well as to talk through worries and concerns in complete confidence. Volunteers spend an hour or so with one (or more) clients each week.
The volunteers who have run this service for many years decided to step down at the end of December 2017 and we urgently need one or more volunteers to continue to co-ordinate and run this service. Training and support will be provided.
For more information please phone Sheila Moore on 01798813039 or email sheilam@talk21.com if you think you could help.

 

SECRETARY
Our current secretary will be leaving after the Annual General Meeting in March 2019, after being in post for 5 years. The role of the secretary includes supporting the chair by ensuring the smooth functioning of the Committee; supporting service & activity organisers; acting as the first call & liaison point for the Association; maintaining & updating our website and other similar organisational work.
A small payment is available for the holder of this position.
It is a very rewarding and satisfying position and can readily be tailored to fit in with other commitments

To find out more or discuss the work in more detail, please phone or e-mail the current secretary, Sheila Moore, on 01798 813039 or sheilam@talk21.com.

 

 

When

For the times of the various activities please follow the link on the right of this page.

Contact

Telephone Sheila Moore, Secretary, on 01798 813039, and she will be delighted to answer your questions.