Can you give an hour or so a month this year to help young carers get a much needed break from their caring role?
Carers Bucks, the charity which supports and promotes the wellbeing of unpaid carers in Buckinghamshire is looking for volunteer drivers to help young carers living in Buckinghamshire attend Young Carers Bucks Club Nights in Aylesbury.
Volunteer drivers are needed throughout the county but are now urgently required in the North Bucks area including Wing, Winslow, Edlesborough and Pitstone.
Often the only chance young carers have to get out and meet other children in similar situations is to attend one of these regular clubs or outings, and Carers Bucks relies on volunteers to help transport them there as well as volunteers to help out at club sessions – just an hour a month can really make a difference.
Volunteer driver John French said: “Just by giving an hour or so of my time driving a young carer to and from their group each month can have such a positive impact and without me they would not be able to get there.
“I thoroughly enjoy being a volunteer with Carers Bucks and would recommend that anyone with some spare time get involved.”
Sally Mansi, Young Carers Service Manager at Carers Buck, said: “Being a Young Carer is never easy and so it is so important that they are given the opportunity to get out and be a child again and have some fun, as well as meeting other young people in similar situations to themselves.
“Now is the perfect time to try something new and many studies have proved that volunteering can make you feel better and happier - we would love to hear from anyone who has some spare time to get in touch.”
All travel expenses for volunteers will be covered.
To find out more about getting involved, contact Carers Bucks on 0300-777-2722 (local rate) or email Volunteer@carersbucks.org