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03 February 2022

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer coordinator?

Cumbria County Council is looking for a volunteer coordinator to cover the areas of Maryport, Whitehaven and Workington.

Throughout Cumbria, the county council runs a Voluntary Social Car Scheme, which offers affordable transportation to community members who cannot travel by public or private transport. There is now a need for someone to coordinate the journeys in Maryport, Whitehaven and Workington. 

In Cumbria, there are about 50 social car schemes that provide transportation to those who want to go shopping, to the doctor, or to visit friends. Over 175 volunteers assist Cumbria's Community Transport service. 

The Volunteer Transport Coordinator role may be the perfect fit for you, if you are a natural organiser, want to give back to your community, can coordinate diaries, pick-up, and drop-off times, and can get along with a variety of people.

Although a volunteer coordinator is needed to help with Maryport, Whitehaven and Workington, the job can be performed anywhere in the county, and expenses will be reimbursed. 

Councillor Keith Little, Cumbria County Council Cabinet member for Highways and Transport, said: 

“Volunteers provide a crucial service in getting people out and about, and without them we would not be able to provide this service. If you are interested in volunteering, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. If you are interested in volunteering for the Maryport, Whitehaven and Workington areas, please get in touch.”

If you would like more details, please contact Katy Wood, the council's Voluntary Transport Officer, at 07788396194 or integrated.transport@cumbria.gov.uk .

Please visit voluntary social car scheme (hyperlink)  for more information.




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Cumbria County Council is looking for a volunteer coordinator to cover the areas of Maryport, Whitehaven and Workington.