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Community First New Forest

Contact us on: 01425 482773

Oxfam in Lymington is desperately seeking volunteers for their newly opened shop with a difference.

This is a great opportunity to volunteer in a new Oxfam shop that is aiming to create a slightly different experience for the customer!

You will be joining a small but growing team helping us to make the most from donations; offering fantastic customer service as well as sorting, pricing and preparing for sale a wide range of products.

As we grow our team our opening hours will increase.

Eventually we hope to open 7 days a week - 8 hours per day Monday - Saturday and 6 hours on Sunday, however your gift of time can be arranged to suit you as well as the needs of our business.

Whatever your interest, from customer facing to sorting stock please do get in touch.

Your help will make a real difference.

For more information and to apply click here:

Volunteers Urgently Wanted

Would you like to help a local worthy cause?

Can you spare some time?

Why not consider volunteering in your community and 'paying it back'?


Transport Solutions

Community Transport Bulletin (External link)

Our job is to address transport problems in the New Forest.

This could be because of individual mobility difficulties or simply lack of public transport services.

We will work with individuals and groups to find solutions to these problems, using the resources at our disposal and identifying other resources, which are available through national and local government grants and voluntary action.

We will advise on any transport matter – if we don’t know the answer, we will know someone who does!

We operate a variety of transport services including the following:

Call and Go
Group Hire with Driver
MiDAS Training
Wheels to Work

Our Call and Go Service operates nine separate routes across the forest using wheelchair accessible minibuses.

All of our accessible minibuses are also available for hire by community groups.

Groups may provide their own MiDAS trained driver, but if this is not possible we may be able to arrange for a volunteer to help.

We have a pool of voluntary drivers and passenger assistants.

To access this service you will also need to be a member of Community First New Forest.

Membership is £10.00 per year; please complete the application form, available here: application form and email to or post it to
Community First New Forest,
First Floor Offices,
71 Christchurch Road,
BH24 1DH

It is recommended that all drivers of community minibuses undertake MiDAS training.

We offer New Driver and Refresher MiDAS training which is normally held at Lyndhurst, but can be arranged at a time and place convenient to you if required.

We also operate a moped loan scheme called Wheels to Work which aims to help unemployed young people in rural areas overcome their transport problems by providing a moped, free CBT training, helmets and gloves.

For Call and Go registration and bus bookings please call 01425 461751
or Email or

For Wheels to work please email (New Forest) or (Winchester and E Hants)

For minibus hire call 01425 482773 or email