AS millions of people across the UK are searching for work, a local scheme has suggested those without jobs should give their time to volunteering.
The Independent Visitor Scheme for Epping Forest works with volunteers to support disabled people, helping them to get involved in activities within the community such as college courses, social groups or paid work.
But the service can not continue without the help of volunteers and Cheryl Hodder, who works for the charity, said they are desperate for people to come forward and help out.
She added: "We would not be able to operate the scheme without our team of dedicated and committed volunteers and it is thanks to them that we have been able to support so many disabled people."
A free two day training course will be held in November for new volunteers.
Epping Forest Guardian, 8th September 2009