Victims devastated by disaster need our aid

You could help to be a lifeline to victims of natural disasters and devastating conflicts from across the globe
You could help to be a lifeline to victims of natural disasters and devastating conflicts from across the globe

VICTIMS of natural disasters overseas and wars in faraway lands are in need of compassionate support from residents in Littlehampton.

ActionAid UK works alongside emergency and conflict response teams to offer life-changing help to some of those affected by crisis across the globe.

The charity is now looking for enthusiastic and dynamic volunteers to join it in its quest to assist those in desperate need.

It is hunting for people to become emergency fundraisers. The role would help to ensure that the cause has sufficient resources to offer immediate help when disaster strikes.

The role would involve organising fundraising events and activities during periods of major devastation, following alerts from ActionAid’s emergency response team.

For more information on any of the roles featured this week, contact Volunteer Now! on 01243 864220, or email volunteernow@vaac.org.uk or see the website www.vaac.org.uk

Arun Co-ordinated Community Transport is hunting for new drivers and trustees to keep it moving in the right direction.

The organisation, based at the Rudford Industrial Estate, in Ford, provides vital transport links for hundreds of elderly and disabled people across the Arun district.

Since its launch in 1996, the charity estimates it has helped almost 9,200 clients, with about 1,200 currently on the cause’s books.

It is looking for more volunteer drivers to join its fleet by either using their own vehicles or by driving one of the project’s minibuses.

The group is also looking for trustees to help run the service, with people with an interest in fundraising being particularly useful.

Event helpers are needed to support the British Heart Foundation’s fundraisers.

The foundation funds more than 60 per cent of cardiac research in the UK – research which has led to a significant reduction in the number of people dying from heart disease. Events helpers are needed to support local, annual money-raising events for the foundation. Activities could range from marshalling at events and helping to put up signs, to cheering at finishing lines, handing out refreshments or signing up people to take on new challenges in aid of the charity,

Leaders are needed for a walking group in Littlehampton. The healthy walks in Arun programme, run by Inspire Leisure, offers tailor-made treks for people of all ages and abilities. Leaders would need to arrange routes, with commitment being as little as one hour a week or month.