VOLUNTEERS with the drive and passion to help two community groups in Angmering are being called upon this week.
Firstly, the Angmering Youth Forum is looking for a bus driver to operate its double-decker, mobile youth club.
The bus was purchased and developed by a team of volunteers a few years ago and has gone from strength to strength ever since.
It features a non-alcoholic bar and chill-out area for youngsters.
The forum’s main aim is to help inspire children to achieve better things, learn essential life skills and keep them away from anti-social behaviour.
The volunteer would become part of this group and would help to drive the bus across the area.
The second opportunity in the village is as a drop-in café assistant at the Angmering Community Centre, in Foxwood Avenue.
The centre serves a wide section of the community from children right up to the area’s local elderly residents.
It runs a range of activities and hosts a number of community groups.
The volunteer café assistant would help to keep stomachs full and thirsts quenched for centre users.
Ideally, someone is needed to cover Wednesday mornings. But any time that people can spare would be appreciated.
For details on these two roles and others, call Volunteer Now! on 01243 864220, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.vaac.org.uk
Other opportunities available this week across the Gazette patch include:
n The Sussex Partnership Foundation NHS Trust is looking for a liaison volunteer to support its Healthwatch West Sussex office, in Littlehampton.
The office, based at the Citizens’ Advice Bureau, in Anchor Springs, is seeking someone with knowledge of the heath and social care system to come forward and support the organisation.
At a local level, Healthwatch West Sussex helps people who live in the county get the best out of their local health and social care services – whether it’s improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow.
n Arun Dial-a-Ride needs a new driver to keep the charity’s wheels turning.
The organisation provides a vital service by giving disabled people the chance to live independence and freedom.
Drivers could be used to drive clients to medical appointments, day centres or other day trips.
Dial-a-Ride has three converted vehicles in its fleet and are driven by specially-trained drivers.