After retiring as a private consultant for disease surveillance, Evan Sergant saw an opportunity to support LiveBetter with its volunteer services.
Mr Sergant said he assists the non-for-profit organisation as a community transport driver and gets "a buzz" from helping the elderly and people with disabilities.
"It is such a wonderful experience getting to know the people who don't normally get a lot of social contact on a day-to-day basis," he said.
"This service helps people in need who find it difficult with the travel costs and a way to get into town."
Mr Sergant said there is a demand for transport drivers but in the last couple of months the amount of people using the service has dropped.
"I haven't had too many driving shifts since the coronavirus pandemic started because some people have been scared to risk going outside," he said.
"In the last couple of months I have had two to three transport runs but I work on a casual basis so I may do one shift a week or once a month depending on who needs the service.
"The work ranges from helping people to attend medical appointments, going shopping or even a social outing with friends, and depending on the person we can arrange either a car or a small bus with wheelchair access."
According to Mr Sergant, being a community transport driver is rewarding and he hopes to see more young people to volunteer wherever they can to make a difference in someone's life.
National Volunteer week kicked off on May 18.
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