Carol, Linlithgow Link
How long have you volunteered with this car scheme?
How did you find out about the scheme?
From a neighbour
Where do you provide lifts to? For example, medical appointments, socialising, visiting a relative etc.
All medical and hospital appointments
How many lifts do you give a week?
Average of 1 a week
Why is volunteering with this scheme so important to you? Helps with confidence and it means meeting new people What is the best thing(s) about the car scheme?
Giving a service to the isolated/disabled folk in Linlithgow
Would you recommend the scheme to a friend who might wish to volunteer and why?
Yes, to enjoy being part of the community.
What would you tell anyone who is thinking of becoming a volunteer driver?
No pressure or targets to meet. It is good to know you are helping folk.
How do you fit it around other work, interests and commitments?
I try to make time to fit in, but if I can’t do something there is no pressure, I’d be asked the next time.
What is the best thing, from a personal point of view, about volunteering in this role?
Helping Go is a Social Enterprise supporting Volunteer Car Schemes.