Supporting Your Community

The Blackdown Support Group is a local registered charity working closely with the Blackdown Practice. We work to support the health and well-being of local people through a range of volunteer-led services and we always are always recruiting for new volunteers.

Helping Others Is Good For Your Health!

Volunteering can be hugely rewarding and is a great way of gaining work experience or skills. You will also get to know people in your community who will appreciate your help and reward you with their humour, wisdom and often their friendship. Many people have enjoyed volunteering for their community during the Covid-19 pandemic and evidence shows that helping others can also improve our own health and well-being.

How Can I Help?

All help, big or small, is greatly appreciated. If you’re looking to get involved and want to volunteer for the Blackdown Support Group, please use the button below to get in touch.

Some Words From Our Volunteers

Volunteering for the BSG is a great way for me to do my bit for the community. I drive people to their medical appointments, day centres etc so they receive the vital help and support they need to keep healthy and happy. It’s a real pleasure to be part of that.

Since Volunteering for the BSG I have met so many sincerely thankful people in the community. I’ve heard hilarious and heartfelt stories during drives to appointments and always come home feeling I might have helped their day be that little bit more relaxed and trouble-free.

Volunteering for the BSG and being of help to others gives me a sense of purpose and encouragement. You get to know some of the clients really well, have a great chat with them and also meet and make friends with other Volunteers.

I volunteer because it feels good to be able to help and contribute to the community.

It is a privilege to help those in need across the Blackdowns.

Our passengers speak so highly of the BSG service, not only because it offers them easy access to medical and other appointments but also because in some cases it provides the only social contact they get in meeting and travelling with local drivers – for us that is satisfaction enough.

It certainly makes you realise how many people there are out there who are in need and who have little support locally. They are all so complimentary about the BSG.

Blackdown Support Group Volunteers