About Volunteering

About Volunteering

Lagan Valley Rural Transport is delivered by volunteers from within the local community. Volunteering not only helps to support the local community but also gives so much to the volunteer. Being a volunteer allows you to give some of your time to help in your own community. By giving as little or as much of your time as you can makes a huge difference to the local delivery of community transport solutions.

Volunteers provide support and help for isolated older people, people with disabilities and children. Transport is the one area where you can help support the work of older people’s clubs, youth groups, churches, local sports groups, mothers and toddlers and clubs for people with disabilities. By volunteering in transport you will be in contact with a wide range of people within your community. Why not give volunteering a go. Try it out to see if you like it. You will be amazed how much your time and help will make a difference in your community. Opportunities to volunteer are varied and available at a time / day to suit your personal schedule. For example: if you have a few hours available on a Thursday morning then you can provide much needed support in the office or driving your car.

Current Volunteer Opportunities at Lagan Valley Rural Transport

LVRT has a rolling volunteer recruitment programme with a range of opportunities and positions within the organisation. We welcome all enquiries from individuals interested in becoming volunteers. Positions currently open include;

  • Committee member
  • Office Administrator
  • Minibus driver
  • Social Car Driver
  • Passenger Assistant

Read about the Benefits of Volunteering and if you are interested in becoming a Lagan Valley Rural Transport volunteer please contact us during normal office hours and ask to speak to the local Manager. You will be asked to fill out a Volunteer Information Form. If you will be volunteering to drive or be a passenger assistant you will be required to complete an AccessNI check.

I just love volunteering. I drive my own car and give different people a lift. No two days are the same. The craic is great and it gets me out of the house. I wish I had started years ago. It’s given me a new lease of life.” – Volunteer Car Driver