Tag Archives: volunteering

‘Thank you’ to Somerset’s volunteer drivers

Somerset’s fantastic team of volunteer drivers have been thanked at two annual celebration events this month. Nearly 200 dedicated drivers volunteer for Somerset County Council, providing transport for eligible non-emergency NHS patients and social care users, ranging from the elderly to young children. Passengers describe the drivers as ‘lifesavers’ and a ‘godsend’ and this month […]

New Year’s Resolution? Lifeline transport service needs YOU!

Community-minded residents with a New Year’s Resolution to make a difference are being urged to consider volunteer driving. Volunteer drivers are needed across all parts of Somerset to help eligible non-emergency NHS patients and social care users get to and from vital appointments. Somerset County Council has around 200 fantastic drivers currently acting as volunteers, […]

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 […]

Young volunteers celebrate their success

Young people from all over Somerset who had spent their summer volunteering in libraries celebrated their achievements recently at Wookey Hole Caves.

Your local voluntary and community groups need you!

Somerset County Council is encouraging people to put something back into the community while developing new skills by stepping forward to become a volunteer trustee.

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 […]

Public Sector Heroes Awarded

A County Council officer was one of two public sector heroes recently been recognised at a national award ceremony in London. The Locality Public Sector Hero Awards honour individuals who go above and beyond the call of duty to serve their local community. This year the remarkable efforts of both a Somerset County Council staff […]

Love the great outdoors? Now you can adopt-a-path

People who regularly use rights of way in Somerset are invited to help keep routes open and accessible for all under a new adopt-a-path scheme. Somerset County Council’s rights of way team is interested in hearing from anyone willing to adopt a public footpath, bridleway, restricted byway or a Byway Open to All Traffic (BOAT). […]

Somerset Celebrates Volunteering

Somerset volunteers, volunteer organisations, groups and charities are coming together to celebrate this year’s National Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June). Somerset County Council has once again thrown its support behind the campaign to provide thanks for the vitally important work that volunteers undertake across the county and the nation. As part of this year’s celebrations, voluntary […]