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Volunteer Driver

Help Sue Ryder provide a safe and efficient transport service to individuals requiring assistance for the journey to and from Duchess of Kent Hospice.
 
Role Overview
This role involves driving service-users to and from the centre, appointments or leisure activities.  Reliable transport can reassure service-users during what is often a difficult time.
You’ll provide and record and record a pleasant journey by:
- Transporting service-users, being mindful of their needs
- Providing assistance in and out of the vehicle, and with any belongings
- Carrying out regular vehicle checks to ensure roadworthiness
- Maintaining accurate maintenance and mileage records
- Keeping us informed of changes to your ‘driver ability’ which may include: points on your licence, your 70th birthday, or expiry of essential training qualifications.
- Having a fully insured vehicle with a valid MOT certificate (if using your own vehicle).
We will need to carry out a DBS (formerly CRB) check (at no cost to yourself).
Please note that this role does not include personal care or using specialist moving equipment.
 
Commitment
Usually one day per week, in line with day hospice need.
 
Skills and Experience
Ideally you’ll have:
- The ability to read a map and plan a route
- The ability to use your initiative
- Resilience under time pressure
- A polite and friendly disposition
We’ll need you to have a current, clean driving licence, held for a minimum of a year.
 
Benefits
While gaining experience within a friendly team, you will also have the opportunity to take part in wider charitable activities, such as fundraising events.  Sue Ryder is able to reimburse your mileage for shifts over 4 hours, and we can provide a reference to future prospective employers.