Tag Archives: Somerset You Can Do

Recruiting vital volunteers

A new look service aiming to expand Somerset’s army of volunteers has launched today (4 April). Funded by Somerset County Council, the Somerset Volunteer Service (SVS) will match people to the many volunteering opportunities that support or enhance valuable Council services. It is being provided by Somerset You Can Do and is committed to recruiting […]

Volunteer drivers give the gift of transport this Christmas

While most people look forward to some welcome time off over the Christmas period, Somerset’s army of volunteer drivers will remain on duty to help vulnerable people access vital services. Somerset County Council’s fantastic volunteer drivers provide transport for eligible non-emergency NHS patients and social care users. Many of these services will still be needed […]

Celebrating Somerset’s volunteer drivers

The important role of Somerset’s volunteer drivers has been celebrated at two annual ‘thank you’ events. A dedicated army of nearly 200 fantastic drivers currently act as volunteers for Somerset County Council, providing transport for eligible non-emergency NHS patients and social care users. They were all invited to meet up at events in Taunton and […]

Do you have what it takes to be a volunteer driver?

A transport service for vulnerable children and adults described by its users as a ‘lifesaver’ and a ‘godsend’ is appealing for more volunteer drivers. Somerset County Council currently provides transport for eligible non-emergency NHS patients and social care users, ranging from the elderly to young children. This includes trips to hospital for medical appointments, or […]

Nominate your Somerset Star

Nominations are now officially open for this year’s Somerset Star Volunteer Awards. The County Council-backed awards celebrate individuals and groups, young and old, who volunteer in their communities and have a positive impact on people’s lives. Working with ‘Somerset You Can Do’ and the local volunteer networks, Somerset County Council is once again throwing its support […]