Mark had a variety of jobs in the past including driving buses, coaches and HGV’s and managing a petrol station. He has been with Access Plymouth since 2017 and provides customer support in the Shopmobility centre. Mark is also a customer and hires a mobility scooter to get around town, so he perfectly understands the needs of the people who come in to use our service. Mark says “meeting people and seeing how happy they are when they get back to us” makes him feel good about volunteering at Access Plymouth.

Duncan has been a volunteer driver for the Community Car service for over 10 years! He used to be a petrol tanker driver and retained firefighter. Since volunteering with us Duncan’s wife has become disabled so he has a great empathy and understanding for our customers. Duncan says he feels good about volunteering with Access Plymouth because “he is putting something back into community”. He enjoys being with likeminded volunteers and says its “the best job in the world!”

Chris has two roles volunteering with us, as a Community Car driver and as customer support in the Shopmobility Centre. After being a civil servant for 28 years she started driving for us in 2002. Chris wanted to volunteer and researched places that had interesting and varied roles. Chris is widowed and says “it feels good to come and volunteer, it gets me out and about a few days a week”. She also gives advice to anyone interested in joining the team, “be patient, have a smile on your face and try to go that extra mile!”. It must be good advice as Chris's daughter has recently joined our Community Car team too.