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Volunteer Minibus Drivers Wanted


 New Mills Volunteer Centre has recently been granted 5 years funding from Reaching Communities England, part of The Big Lottery, to continue its Community Transport scheme taking local residents to hospital, medical and social appointments.

 For the first time, the new funding allows us to acquire a wheelchair accessible minibus so that we can provide an even greater range of social and service provision to our community.


This is something that can be life enhancing not only for the people who use this facility but the volunteers who deliver the service. There are no special requirements on your driving licence if you passed your driving test prior to 1997.


Free Training Given

 For further details please contact

 Hannah Kitson

Community Transport Coordinator

01663 744196

or just pop in to the Volunteer Centre for an informal chat


Volunteers Required Urgently

We are short of volunteers to escort our clients on the shop around on a Thursday 10am  - 2pm 
Please contact to find out more information

We need more drivers to take clients to hospital and medical appointments. This becomes increasing difficult during the holiday period. If you feel you can help please contact

Hannah our Transport Coordinator desperately needs more office staff to help her with the day to day running of the transport duties.
Please contact

Telephone befriending volunteers.
Monday, Tuesday & Friday morning 10am - 11am
Home befrienders in the Whaley Bridge 
Chapel-En-Le-Frith areas
Please contact Adele on 01663 744196
 if you can help

Other volunteering vacancies

Drivers - To transport local people to hospital and medical appointments. We undertook nearly 4000 trips last year.

Befriending Volunteers -To visit or telephone local people. Our Befriending Service is aimed at lonely and socially isolated people who live in New Mills and the surrounding areas.

Transport Office - We need volunteers to go on the transport office rota. Please call into the Volunteer Centre to speak to Hannah the Transport Coordinator, who will explain the role.

Gardeners - We need volunteers for light gardening duties. Can you spare one or two hours a week. Please call into the Volunteer Centre to speak to Sandra the volunteer Coordinator, who will explain the role.

Fundraising Committee - We are looking for volunteers to serve on the Fundraising Committee or to help with the various fundraising events throughout the year.  If you are able to spend some time in either of these capacities, please contact Cynthia or Adele (01663 744196).

Shoppers - We need volunteers who can spare 1 hour on a Thursday morning to shop for housebound clients. please contact Sandra (01663 744196).

Receptionist - We need relief receptionist we can call on when people are off sick or on holiday,  please contact Sandra (01663 744196).

For other volunteering enquiries, please call Sandra 

our Volunteer Co-ordinator on 01663 744196 




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New Mills Volunteer Centre always welcomes new volunteers or requests for our services.

Our volunteers undertake a wide variety of activities, such as driving housebound people to appointments, shopping, befriending, working with groups, and gardening and DIY.

Volunteers also assist in the Centre office, on reception, in Committee work and through fundraising.

Last Modified: 4 Mar 2016
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