As a Volunteer Patient Driver you will use your own private vehicle to transport patients from their home to the Hospice for treatment. You will need to have a full, clean driving licence (without endorsements) and be willing to undertake an advanced driving assessment. You must have private car insurance which includes liability for volunteering use.
We would ask you to commit to providing a reliable service. Most of our volunteers offer a day per week on a regular basis. You will need to be in good physical health and be able to provide a safe, reliable, clean vehicle. You will need to show that your vehicle’s Car Insurance and MOT are up to date.
Days and hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – before 10am and after 3pm
Location: Driving patients from their home to the Hospice in Winsford.
Main contact: Day Hospice Administrator
Responsible for transporting patients from their own homes to the Hospice
Patients to arrive by 10.00 am and collected at 3.00 pm for return journey home
Occasionally help out with transport for the monthly Bereavement Support Group meeting, first Monday of every month at the Hospice.
Communicate to staff any questions or concerns about the patient or transport arrangements
Adopt a friendly and caring approach towards patients and families
Maintain utmost confidentiality about patient and hospice information at all times
Be aware of and observe personal and professional boundaries
Training and guidance will be given in all aspects of the tasks required for the role including Volunteer Induction, Health and Safety, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Confidentiality.
Volunteer Patient Drivers are entitled to claim travel expenses between their home and the hospice. Mileage claims are submitted once a month and payment made electronically, directly to your bank account. The rate is based on the Government’s Guidelines, currently 45p per mile.
Complete the application form to apply