Driver  with Longfield (Hospice) (Ref: 873)
 
Opportunity picture
They are looking for volunteer drivers who would be willing to provide transport, using their own car, for patients who are attending Longfield. They are looking for people who enjoy driving, like meeting people and would be interested in helping those with a life-limiting illness.

Volunteer Tasks:

To provide safe transport to and from Longfield.
To ensure transportation of patients is done with due care and empathy.
To attend relevant meetings/training courses for volunteers.
To liaise with the Volunteer Administrator with regard to availability and weekly driving schedule.
What are they looking for?

Volunteer Commitments:

To maintain confidentiality with the patients.
New Volunteer Drivers must be under the age of 75 and will retire from driving when they reach the age of 80.
To report any concerns/difficulties encountered to the Volunteer Manager.
To liaise with the Volunteer Administrator regarding any absences or illness.
To follow Longfield's driver guidelines.
To allow plenty of time when collecting patients, especially if they are new to Longfield.
To ensure all documentation regarding the vehicle is up to date.
To ensure copies of all necessary paperwork are handed to the Volunteer Administrator.
To be in possession of a clean driving licence and notify the Volunteer Administrator of any changes immediately.
To ensure the car is properly maintained.
To ensure the car is clean and comfortable.
To be flexible with regard to driving commitments.

Practical

Working times are Monday to Friday in the morning and afternoon, depending on your availability. Volunteer expenses will be reimbursed.

When: Variable times
Age requirements: Over 18
Where?

Longfield, Burleigh Lane, Minchinhampton (near Stroud), Gloucestershire, GL5 2PQ

About Longfield (Hospice)
 
Longfield is a hospice which provides specialist services for people living with a life-threatening illness in Gloucestershire. We provide palliative care, complementary therapies, counselling, and a range of out patient services in our Hospice Day Unit. We aim to meet the changing needs of the community around us and incorporate best practice in the field of palliative care.

The majority of our services are provided free of charge within an agreed plan of care.

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