Minibus Patient Support Volunteer

Marie Curie provides care and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. As part of our care we provide transport for our patients to and from their homes and our Hospices.

We’re looking for volunteers to help our patients using our minibus. You’ll assist the driver in mobilising patients in and out of the bus, chat and socialise with the patients, and help ensure that they are safe and comfortable at all times. 

This role does not involve driving – if you’re a sociable, friendly and caring person interested in volunteering with Marie Curie, we’d love to hear from you.  

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

  • Assist driver with mobilising patients to and from home and entry to and from the vehicle.
  • Assist driver in ensuring that all passengers are carried safely, paying attention to seat belts and wheelchair equipment.
  • Monitor passengers during journey and report any problems to driver.
  • Socialise with passengers during journey.
  • Ensure safe storage of equipment and baggage during journey.
  • Adhere to the policy of patient confidentiality whilst communicating openly any observations of change with the Day Care Team Leader.
  • Help with other related tasks when necessary

What we can offer you

  • An excellent opportunity to build on your skills in a charity environment
  • An induction, training, support and supervision in your role
  • Agreed reasonable out-of-pocket expenses

What we ask of you

  • To provide two references from non-family members and other relevant documents related to the role
  • To keep to all the charity’s policies and guidelines
  • To complete an induction and any training related to the role

To apply for this role, please fill in the online application: https://eofb.fa.em3.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_4001/requisitions/preview/5333/?location=Newcastle+Upon+Tyne%2C+Tyne+And+Wear%2C+United+Kingdom&locationId=300000002554354&locationLevel=city&mode=location&radius=50&radiusUnit=MI

Skills

If you’re a sociable, friendly and caring person interested in volunteering with Marie Curie, we’d love to hear from you.  


Details

  • Accessibility
    We try and make any reasonable adjustments needed wherever possible. This particular role would involve assisting our minibus driver with mobilising patients to and from home and entry to and from the vehicle.
  • Age restrictions
    18+
  • DBS check required
    Enhanced DBS check
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    We reimburse agreed reasonable out of pocket expenses for our volunteers such as mileage or bus fare if travelling from their home to and from their normal place of volunteering, and the cost of a meal if they volunteer for more than 4 continuous hours in one day (e.g. 9am-2pm) and this covers a meal period i.e. lunch or evening meal (only the actual cost of the meal will be reimbursed subject to a maximum allowance, the current daily maximum meal allowance is £6).
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 21/03/2024

End Date: 01/04/2025

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

The role doesn’t have a specific start/end date but a weekly commitment of a few hours (or a day) would be ideal, however if you could only commit to fortnightly, Marie Curie Hospice would still love to hear from you.


Location

Marie Curie Cancer Care,
Marie Curie Drive,
Elswick
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE4 6SS


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