Volunteer Car Driver - Newcastle Marie Curie Hospice

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (On-site)
Unpaid role, expenses paid

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Job description

Age restrictions - 18+

We are looking for volunteer drivers to join our hospice team and assist patients with getting to and from appointments.  By collecting patients from their homes and bringing them to the hospice and then ensuring them get home safely, you will have a key role in the team.  


Your role will include some of, but is not restricted to, the following tasks:

  • Collect patients from their homes on a prearranged day and time and bring them to the hospice
  • Return patients back home at the end of the day services session, out-patient appointment or discharge from ward
  • Ensure patients gain safe entry to their home
  • Refer all medical, social and personal problems expressed by patients to staff
  • Help with other related tasks when necessary


In the online application we only need your basic information (name, address, phone number and email address), an emergency contact, and 2 references that we can contact. 


About Us

Every day of your life matters – from the first to the last. When you volunteer for Marie Curie, you understand that better than ever. We’re a passionate, committed and diverse team of more than 4,400 staff and  6,500 volunteers, here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. We offer expert care, guidance and support, to help them get the most from the time they have left. 


Marie Curie is committed to its values, which underpin our work.  We take stringent steps to ensure that the people who join our organisation through employment or volunteering, are suitable for their roles and are committed to safeguarding all our people from harm. This includes our staff, volunteers and all those who use or come into contact with our services. We are dedicated to creating not just a safe place to work but also a supportive and rewarding one.


Marie Curie is committed to a world where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential. We are devoted to the social justice imperatives and organisational benefits of full diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace, and are a Stonewall champion. We actively encourage and welcome applications from candidates of diverse cultures, perspectives and lived experiences.

Refreshed on: 19 November 2023
Closing date: 03 January 2024 at 23:59
Job ref: Volunteer Car Driver - Newcastle Hospice
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