This week (30th September – 6th October) is Suffolk Action Week, a NEW volunteer recruitment campaign created in partnership with Community Action Suffolk, Suffolk Libraries, East of England CO-OP and many other Suffolk charities.

Are you considering volunteering? There are a few different ways that you can help support the Rural Coffee Caravan and the work that we do, helping us to tackle loneliness and rural isolation within your surrounding communities.

Do you have some time to give? Becoming a volunteer for the Rural Coffee Caravan is meaningful and rewarding, with the added bonus of tea, cake and chat!

Volunteering not only enriches the lives of those you are helping but can do wonders for your own wellbeing at the same time, coming home at the end of the day knowing you have positively impacted a person’s day is a sure way to boost your own confidence. And we have an array of tasks to sink your teeth into!

Throughout the year we rely on drivers to tow our caravan but don’t worry, all training is provided, along with a cheeky slice of cake (or two!) There is no regular commitment for this, any time you can give is always appreciated!

But, if driving isn’t your thing and you’re more of a Mary Berry in the kitchen, then freshly home baked cakes always go down a treat! From Victoria sponges to lemon drizzle, chocolate sponge or fruit cake our visitors enjoy them all! There’s no need to stop there, why not attend a visit with us and cut the cake for everyone to share, pour them a cuppa to wash it down with, sit, chat, connect and see first-hand the difference your time makes.

Another way to volunteer is by helping us at one of our events, such as the Golden Age Fair, setting up tables, chairs and stands for agencies and organisations that join us at these information fairs. And, of course, helping to supply everyone with tea, coffee and cake!

If you would like to volunteer for the Rural Coffee Caravan

To find out more about Suffolk Action week go to Community Action Suffolk’s website.

If you don’t have the time to volunteer but would still like to help support us, there are several ways to donate to the charity, it’s easy, straightforward and every single £1 helps make a difference.

  • With just £5 we can buy 4 walking stick ferrules, reducing the risk of nasty slips, trips or falls.
  • A donation of £10 provides 2 pairs of slippers to replace old and worn pairs, giving plenty of support when walking around the home.
  • And for every £25 that is donated we can provide up to 50 rurally isolated folk with refreshments on our visits.

For more information on ways to donate click here or follow this link to go directly to our Local giving page.