Wiltshire Publications

‘In-demand’ local scheme seeking volunteers in Westbury

One of the busiest local voluntary networks, the Westbury and District Link Scheme, is seeking volunteers to help in the local community.

The scheme needs more volunteers to help frail and vulnerable people with their weekly shopping and with taking them for doctors’ or hospital appointments. They also need people to answer clients’ calls, ideal if you don’t drive but can use a computer. Training and ongoing support is provided.

John Adams, on behalf of the Link Scheme said, “If you have a few hours to spare each week then why not join us? Volunteering is good for you! All we ask is for a little of your time; as much as you feel you can give. We pay out of pocket expenses and a mileage allowance to cover driving costs. Last year our volunteer drivers covered almost 50,000 miles, making our local scheme one of the most in-demand and active in the whole of Wiltshire.

“Recently all of the volunteer drivers took part in a valuable training session which included guidance on manual handling, best practice in manoeuvring wheelchairs and emergency first-aid resuscitation. The resuscitation training was expertly and generously freely carried out by Nigel Inseal of EFA Training Limited – our own local first aid training provider. Link volunteers are justly proud of their tremendous service to the local community. They are exemplary ‘Good Neighbours.’”

If you would like to discuss being part of Westbury’s Link ‘family’ contact John Adams on 07917  670 509.