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Want a new challenge in the new year?

The saying goes, if it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you – which is why taking on volunteering at The Community Transport Company should definitely be on your list of new year’s resolutions.

The organisation is looking for some special people in the Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and Nambucca Valley willing to dedicate their time, to enable others to keep their independence and get out and about.

The Community Transport Company, Chief Executive Officer, Bethany Simmonds said our team of volunteers provide an integral service to our community, donating their time and expertise to provide transport to our elderly, disabled and financially disadvantaged clients.

“Our volunteers become part of our family, and we find more often than not that our volunteers get back more from helping those in need to access services,” Ms. Simmonds said.

“In recent times, our service has expanded to provide services for over 5600 people living throughout the Coffs Coast, Nambucca Valley and Bellingen regions and we are in urgent need of more volunteers to keep up with this demand,” Ms. Simmonds said.

Community Transport provides a unique and valued service, picking clients from their homes and taking them directly to general and specialist health appointments, to hospital for cancer treatment or surgery as well as providing access to shopping centres, visits to relatives or even just to get a haircut.

“We provide comprehensive induction and ongoing training for all our volunteers who drive on a roster-basis to work within their lifestyle and other commitments,” she said.

Volunteers develop a close relationship with clients who are very grateful of being able to attend social events, outings and appointments, maintaining their own individual level of independence. Volunteer bus attendants are also required to attend shopping runs and social events.

To become a volunteer, you must:

  • Hold a current unrestricted NSW Drivers’ Licence;
  • Undergo a RMS Driver History Check and a Police Check;
  • Be fit to drive.

“So I would encourage community members to take up this new challenge for the new year, you might be surprised how it will change your life and the life of others.”

For enquiries contact:

Kylie Cork

Communication Manager

The Community Transport Company

0456 547 292



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