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Longfield is a community hospice charity, in a beautiful setting near Stroud. We believe that everyone touched by a life-limiting illness in Gloucestershire should benefit from free hospice care ...

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Organisation role · 1–3 hrs/Week
Flexible location
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Longfield Hospice
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Summary

Could you spare just a few hours a week to drive people affected by life-limiting illness to their appointments here at the hospice.

Detailed description

Could you spare just a few hours a week to drive people affected by life-limiting illness to their appointments here at the hospice, as well as family members and those bereaved?


Volunteer Tasks

  • To maintain confidentiality with the patients
  • To report any concern/difficulties encountered to the Wellbeing Centre Admin Team
  • To liaise with the Wellbeing Centre Team regarding any absences or illness
  • To follow the driver guidelines
  • To allow plenty of time when collecting patients, especially if they are new to Longfield
  • To ensure all documentation regarding the vehicle is up to date
  • To ensure copies of all necessary paperwork are handed to the Wellbeing Centre Admin Team
  • To be in possession of a clean driving licence and notify the Wellbeing Centre Admin Team of any changes immediately
  • To ensure the car is properly maintained
  • To ensure the car is clean and comfortable
  • To be flexible with regard to driving commitments
  • To provide safe transport to and from Longfield and ensuring transportation of patients is done with due care and empathy
  • To attend relevant meetings/training courses for volunteers
  • To liaise with the Wellbeing Centre Admin Team with regards to availability and weekly driving schedule

 

Skills & personal qualities

·       Good interpersonal skills/communication skills

·       Good Listener

·       Non-judgmental approach

·       To remain calm under pressure

·       Drive safely

 

Other requirements

·       Full Clean Driving License

·       To adhere to the Driver Guidelines at all times

·       New volunteer drivers must be under the age of 75 and will retire from driving when they reach the age of 80.


What training will you receive?

·       Individual induction

·       Annual Drivers Meeting

·       As a volunteer you will have access to a range of education facilities and training opportunities to help and support you.


What volunteers need😇 Disclosure and Barring Service

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs
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About Longfield Hospice

Longfield is a community hospice charity, in a beautiful setting near Stroud. We believe that everyone touched by a life-limiting illness in Gloucestershire should benefit from free hospice care. We support people to live well after diagnosis through a range of well being services for them and their loved ones and, when the time comes, we provide hospice at home care, enabling them to have the choice of dying in the comfort of their own home.