Volunteer Case Study: Carolyn Roberts
Carolyn lives in the village of Hazleton and is a volunteer Community Transport driver for Cotswold Friends, providing lifts for people who cannot drive or find it difficult to access public transport.
Carolyn is retired and volunteers for the charity as and when she is needed.
Carolyn says: “In my spare time I am studying Welsh and harp, practicing a bit every day, in addition to volunteering for Cotswold Friends.
“I was interested in becoming a volunteer because my mother lived alone in a tiny hamlet with no public transport, and when she stopped driving, she was very isolated.
“What I enjoy about volunteering for the charity is the chance to meet other people in the locality and discovering local communities that are new to me.
“The role is flexible, which is good for me, as I enjoy helping people, but I can’t commit to being part of a team.”
Cotswold Friends sends a huge ‘thank you’ to Carolyn and all the volunteers who help them deliver their various community services for the amazing contribution they make.
Cotswold Friends has volunteer roles, including Community Transport driver roles, available now to support people who may be isolated in the North Cotswolds and Cirencester.
If you think you could help, contact George Halling, Volunteer Manager, on 01608 697007 email [email protected].