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