NRCT is very proud of our volunteers. Each and every volunteer makes a valuable contribution to improving the health of many poople in our community, makin gour communities better through their commitment.
So each year in May, during volunteers week, we like to shout a lunch to say thank you. This year the Lismore lunch is being held on May 15th at the Hilltop Tavern in Goonellabah, while the Casino and Kyogle volunteers are having a combined lunch at the Clydesdale Steak Barn on May 10th. Click on the links below to read all the details.
NRCT in partnership with Tweed, Byron and Ballina and Clarence Community Transport, is opening our new drivers lounge on May the 1st.
The lounge is by the river in Market street Lismore, located inside the old RSL building. The drivers lounge will be used by volunteers from the three community transport organisations as a central point to wait for clients in a relaxed setting. There are kitchen and toilet facilites and two lounge areas, along with tv's and magazines, so that drivers can put their feet up for as little or as long as they need.
The opening is being held at 11am on the 1st of May when visitors and volunteers can inspect the facility and enjoy some light refreshments. There will be an official opening ceremony where Lismore Mayor Jenny dowell will do the honours in declaring it open. All volunteers and friends of NRCT are welcome to attend.
NRCT is a non-profit community organization that provides a range of transport services for elderly, people with disabilities and carers who have difficulty using public transport. A major source of funding comes from the Aging, Disability & Homecare, Department of Human Services NSW (ADHC) through the Home and Community Care Program (HACC). This is a jointly funded State and Commonwealth initiative designed to assist people to retain a high quality of life in their community. NRCT also receives funding from other sources including NSW Transport and Infrastructure and the Department of Health.NRCT provides people with personalised and flexible transport options and relies on a dedicated and caring team of volunteers as well as paid drivers. Clients are asked to pay a contribution if they can afford to. Our buses are wheelchair accessible.
To provide high quality equitable transport and social support services, information and referral for people who are transport disadvantaged and socially isolated. To address inequities in access and assist in the development of flexible transport options and parnerships that build communities within the local goverment areas of Lismore, Kyogle and Richmond Valley. To deliver services in a manner sensitive to environmental and social impact.