Volunteer drivers sought for North Lakes area

Community transport and care organisation, ComLink is searching for volunteer drivers to offer their valuable time to help others in need.

ComLink Chief Executive, Feda Adra said drivers were a vital part of ComLink and without them, we wouldn’t be able to continue providing our valuable services to the community.

“We are in particular need of drivers in the North Lakes area and are looking for those with a hold a current small or medium rigid license that can drive a bus, or regular car drivers are also welcome,” Ms Adra said.

ComLink is a not-for profit organisation and charity providing community transport and care for the frail aged and younger people with a disability to attend medical appointments, shop and maintain their social inclusion from North Brisbane and throughout the Sunshine Coast.

The North Lakes division of ComLink undertakes medical transport services for Queensland Health including hospital transfers, admissions and discharges, as well as some trips for the transport disadvantaged.

“Currently, ComLink has only 17 volunteers in the North Lakes area that complete an average of 140 trips per week, but due to a rising need for our services and limited resources, there are times we are unable to deliver all that is requested of us,” Ms Adra said.

Steve Mason, a volunteer driver for ComLink and long-term resident of North Lakes said the thing he enjoyed most about volunteering was meeting new people.

“I have always believed in a sense of community and by volunteering, I personally get back a lot more than I give,” Steve said.

Ms Adra said ComLink serviced more than 3,800 clients and many of them rely on ComLink as their only means of transport.

“Everyone working for ComLink is considered family and volunteers can come and go as they please, the level of commitment is completely up to them,” Ms Adra said.

If you are interested in becoming a ComLink volunteer, please contact Mobility Manager Robyn Elkojje on 1300 761 011.

Image: ComLink volunteer, Steve Mason assisting a ComLink client.

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