Volunteer Car Driver

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


  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to deal sensitively with patients and visitors
  • Reliability and a sense of responsibility
  • Good knowledge of the local area
  • An understanding of the importance of confidentiality
  • An understanding of the needs of those affected by end-of-life care issues
  • Your own vehicle and hold a current full driving licence
  • Relevant documentation for any vehicle being driven ie MOT & a valid tax disc
  • Appropriate insurance to cover the volunteer activity in writing


  • Accessibility
    Available on site
  • Age restrictions
    Over 18's only
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Ongoing support
    Available from volunteer services + day care unit / i.p.u
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
    Provided- volunteer must attend + moving + handling
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 05/07/2023

End Date: 24/12/2024

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Marie Curie Hospice,
Marie Curie Drive,
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear

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