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Hands Rochester Volunteer Bureau
Hands Rochester Volunteer Centre was established in 1969. It
covers the large urban/rural areas of Rochester and Chatham and has
been a volunteer centre since 1982. Its office opening hours are
from 9.30am to 12.30pm, Monday to Friday.
Schemes and projects
Its transport scheme is for use by anyone aged 75 years and
older who is unable to use public transport due to mobility
problems, or who does not have a friend or relative to provide
transport. Those people aged less than 75 years may also be able to
use the service if they are registered disabled or have a serious
health problem which limits their mobility. The scheme enables
people to attend essential appointments at hospitals, GPs/clinics,
or other important medical appointments.
Befriending and visiting scheme
Volunteers give up an hour or two of their time, once or twice a
week, to visit an elderly person in their own home to provide
companionship and a listening ear.
Volunteer for Hands' Board of Trustees
Join a team which participates in the decision-making process of
the bureau. You should be able to commit to attendance at evening
committee meetings held on the third Wednesday of the month. You
should be enthusiastic, self-driven and have an interest in
furthering the aims of the bureau. All committee members are
expected to work within Hands' Equal Opportunity framework.
Recruitment of volunteers
In its role as a volunteer centre it recruits volunteers on
behalf of charitable, voluntary and statutory bodies (for
charitable and not for profit organisations). Volunteering is open
to all and it assists people aged 18 years and older to find
suitable and rewarding volunteering work.
Phone: 01634 380030
In writing: Hands Rochester Volunteer Centre,
Kingsley House, 37 - 39 Balmoral Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7