BOX OFFICE: 023 9247 2700 Donate

Transport Co-ordinators needed

27 October 2015

Volunteer Role: Transport Co-ordinators

From January – April 2016 The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre will be running a pilot project that will see us provide taxi transport to and from specially chosen Spring events, for older people living in Waterlooville and Hayling Island. We want to give people who may not otherwise be able to attend our events the chance to come along!

We are currently looking for volunteers to accompany the taxis and audiences from designated collection points to The Spring and back again, creating a sense of community and ensuring the wellbeing of the users.

The role will be overseen by The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre’s Operations Manager.

What would we ask you to do?

We are looking for friendly, outgoing volunteers who would meet our audiences at collection points (likely to be Waterlooville library or Havant library).

Volunteers will check that the audiences are accounted for (We will provide you with all the lists and information you need for this) and accompany them to The Spring to watch the performance or film (we will provide a free ticket for this).

Volunteers will then return with the group in the taxi, encouraging a sense of community and gathering their feedback

We would ask volunteers to assist audience members where necessary and be a friendly face at The Spring to answer questions and to provide a friend for anyone nervous about attending an event on their own. 

When are the events?

We are looking for a group of people who will volunteer for the following events. We will need two volunteers for each event – one to accompany the Hayling Island group and one to accompany the Waterlooville group.

Wednesday 27January, 1.45pm                       The Age of Adeline

Wednesday 10 February, 1.45pm                     Ruth & Alex

Wednesday 17 February, 8pm                          Pip Utton: Playing Maggie

Wednesday 24 February, 2pm                          The Best Thing

Monday 7 March, 7.30pm                                  The Cassia String Quartet

Wednesday 9 March, 1.45pm                            A Royal Night Out

Wednesday 23 March, 1.45pm                         A Walk in the Woods

Friday 29 April, 8pm                                         The FB Pocket Orchestra

We will ask you to be at the collection point in advance of the taxi pickup, which will take place one hour before the event start time.

This initiative is being supported by Hampshire County Council, AndiCars and Hampshire Libraries.

For further information please contact:

Nigel Brown, Operations Manager on 023 9224 9066 or at nigelb@thespring.co.uk