There’s a lot more to the Gedling Voluntary Transport Scheme (GVTS) than transport.
Firstly, it’s about people. Getting out and about is what most people take for granted.
For people with walking difficulties or health-related conditions, it makes getting out a challenge and it’s very easy to just give up and become isolated.
That’s where the transport service steps in to help. One passenger said: “Without this service, I would be housebound. It’s really comforting to know that you are there.”
Around 200 people in Gedling rely on friendly and helpful volunteer drivers to get them to many different places, from doctors and health visits to socialising and shopping and many more venues.
The transport service connects people to their friends, family and communities, helping to ease loneliness and keeping people involved, interested and contributing to their communities.
New passengers join regularly, but GVTS is keen to spread the word to ensure anyone who could benefit is aware of the service.
GVTS is always keen to welcome new customers and is always interested to hear from new voluntary drivers.
If anyone is recently retired, or wants to give back to their community, then please get in touch and volunteer your driving services.