Community First New Forest

Contact us on: 01425 482773

Ringwood Good Neighbours group are urgently in need of some help

The group aren’t able to continue running without the support of volunteer coordinators. If you have a few hours to spare a month, would you be able to help co-ordinating the befriending scheme in the BH24 area?

This is a varied and interesting role which includes:

  • Helping to ensure training needs of volunteers are met
  • Assess clients and match them with a befriender
  • Listening and supporting the volunteers regarding their befriending role
  • Deal with volunteer expenses
  • Compile a list of local activities and support groups for the use of befrienders wishing to recommend additional social contact to clients

Full training is given as well as ongoing support as part of a dedicated team. For more information or to apply please click here:


Disability Confident Committed

Wanted – Minibus Drivers
£7.97 per hour, variable hours

As a mini bus driver for our Community Transport Scheme, you will provide a service for our elderly and/or disabled members of the public who book transport from door to door.

Many of our clients require assistance and therefore drivers need to be physically fit with a caring personality.

We are recruiting drivers for the New Forest area.

Applicants must be able to drive category D1 and D1E vehicles and be committed to offering the highest levels of customer care.

Previous experience of driving a mini bus would be useful but not essential.

Community First New Forest is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults and as part of this responsibility, applicants should be aware that an enhanced DBS check will be carried out, prior to employment.

This post requires successful completion of a MiDAS course.

To apply please contact; Jacqui Pitcher Community First, New Forest,
71 Christchurch Road, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 1DH;
Tel. 01425 482773, email

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