Volunteers are the lifeblood of BSEVC and there are a number of ways that you can be involved, why not contact us to find out more or you can come along for a chat and a cuppa at one of our open mornings.
Volunteering is an ideal way to keep active, meet new people, learn new skills or to give something back to your community. Some volunteers have found it very useful when returning to work to brush up on skills or to build a CV.
When you volunteer and for how long each time is up to you, volunteers choose when they want to give up their time. We reimburse your out of pocket expenses.
Volunteer roles and locations available as follows:
Ipswich – Connecting Communities Drivers:
This role is driving our Vauxhall Movano (8 seater) vehicle taking people from
a to b around the Ipswich area. We have am and pm “shifts” available and you
can either take a regular slot or provide cover to other volunteers.
Ipswich and Stowmarket - Driver assistants
Want to help out but not able to drive?, then this role is ideal for you. Assist the
driver with directions, collect passenger fares, meet and greet passengers and
generally assist the driver with whatever comes along!
Ipswich, Stowmarket, Debenham & Mid Suffolk area – Community Car drivers:
This is where a volunteer uses their own vehicle to take people from a to b, and is generally people attending health appointments, visiting relatives or those doing some shopping. We reimburse all your mileage at 45p per mile. Volunteers choose which days, or part days they are available.
Stowmarket - Connecting Communities Drivers:
This role is driving our Vauxhall Vivaro (7 seater) taking people from a to b
around the Mid Suffolk area. We have am and pm “shifts” available and you
can either take a regular slot or provide cover to other volunteers. Most
journeys are local although we do take people to Hospital appointments in
Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Norwich and Cambridge.
Bury St Edmunds – Office based providing support to the team, ideally you would
have office experience. Various hours available and your role will include assisting
the team with promotion, fundraising, answering calls, social media updates and one off projects.
Stowmarket – Office based providing support to the team, ideally you would have office experience. Various hours available and your role will include assisting the team to co-ordinate our connecting communities’ service. Various days and times are available.