The “Journey Makers” scheme, run by the charity Volunteering Matters is now up and running with volunteers active at many railway and bus stations across the country. Teams from the charity and local partners are assisting passengers to confidently make their journeys and to remind them of the requirement for social distancing and to wear a face covering as they return to rail travel.
However, Volunteering Matters have told us they have some locations where they are still in need of extra volunteers, so if you or your station adoption group want to get involved in a different form of volunteer activity at your local station or a neighbouring location, then now is your opportunity. They have a specific requirement for extra volunteers to come forward to help at Scarborough, Ely, Cheshunt, Broxbourne, Marks Tey, Leamington Spa, Laindon, Billericay, Wickford, Banbury and Bicester Village stations.
These requirements are in addition to their active opportunities for you to take part and volunteer at many other stations across the country, of which the full list can be found here. All training, station safety briefings, support and necessary PPE will be provided for all volunteers.
Volunteering Matters would also like to hear from community rail partnerships and other organisations interested in being paid to lead other (non-Journey Makers) volunteering activities at their local stations, if the charity has a gap in their area. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this.