After two decades, veteran volunteer driver Geoff Marriott is finally, hanging up his keys!
The Coffs Harbour local has been working tirelessly with The Community Transport Company (TCTC), helping passengers get to where they need to go, making lifelong friendships and putting back into the local community.
Geoff started volunteering after moving to Coffs Harbour, looking for a change, out of his trade.
“I came across community transport and thought that sounds interesting and here I am twenty years later,” Mr Marriott said.
“I’ve seen The Community Transport Company grow from strength-to-strength. It is very different from those early years. The buses were even stored in another organisations car park and we had a tiny office at the Palm Centre,” he said.
The Community Transport Company has just relocated to a new purpose-built facility in Toormina now housing its fleet of over 42 vehicles and 38 staff.
“Now, it’s amazing to see how far the company has come with the new office, it’s a good foundation for the future,”
“Community transport is all about helping people. I have loved just being there to help people, to talk to them, getting to know their life story and learning about people’s lives. It’s very special.”
“I couldn’t think of a better way of giving back to the community.”
The Community Transport Company, Chief Executive Officer, Bethany Langford said the organisation and community would like to thank Geoff for all the amazing work he has done over so many years.
“It’s a very special person that can give up his or her time to help and support others in need and Geoff is a shining example of how volunteering can not only benefit the community but benefit the volunteers themselves.” Ms Langford said.
The Community Transport Company is looking for more special people to join our volunteering ranks, anyone interested should call 1300 812 504.
More information about volunteering can be found at: www.communitytransport.net.au