If you're sociable and welcoming as well as enjoy driving then you would be a great asset to our team at the hospice. By collecting patients from their homes and bringing them to the hospice for their appointments, you would play a key role in our team. All you need is your own fully insured car, a driving licence and a friendly smile!
A typical session could see you collecting patients from their homes on a prearranged day and time, and driving them to the hospice. You will then accompany your passenger into the hospice, helping them to find the appropriate member of staff, doctor or complementary therapist. You will report to the receptionist to let them know you have both arrived.
You may then drive the patient home after their appointment, Day Care session, or following their discharge from the ward, ensuring they get into their home safely. Make sure to refer any medical, social and personal problems that the patient may express to hospice staff.
The role will require you to adhere to the guidance in the driver’s handbook, and maintain details of all the journeys you make. You will also be required to operate within all relevant policies and guidelines.
A friendly smile and encouraging approach will make a real difference to the patients that you help, giving them a much-needed boost before or after their appointment. Volunteering as a Car Driver is highly rewarding, allowing you to make a huge difference to the experience of patients living with cancer and other illnesses.