Be somebody’s lifeline
South West Wales is a beautiful place to live. But there’s one problem… Transport. If you become unwell and are no longer able to drive, it’s easy to get isolated out here in the countryside. Buses are few and far between, and nobody can afford to take a taxi every time they need to go out.
That’s where you come in. As a volunteer hospice driver you will be a lifeline to our patients. Driving patients to their hospice appointments will make a vast impact on their quality of life. For some, it will be only time they get to leave the house each week.
What do I need?
It’s helpful if you have your own car, although you can use ours if necessary. There are no qualifications necessary (apart from a drivers license). It’s very important to have a real willingness to help, and to enjoy being a very important link in a very worthwhile chain.
Here’s the basics:
- We need drivers daytimes between Monday and Friday.
- You must be 21 years of age or older.
- You must have had your license for a minimum of 3 years (paper license counterpart required).
- You must be able to get patients to Skanda Vale Hospice appointments safely and on time.
- No manual handling of patients is needed – all patients will be able to get in and out of the car themselves.
- We provide free basic first aid training.
- Perform occasional pick up and delivery of goods and equipment for the hospice.
- Be able to look after our cars – no dents or scratches please!
- CPR training would be an asset.
- Reflect our hospice values by being kind, gentle, patient and courteous with our patients and their families.
- Respect our patient’s confidentiality.
- DBS checks are necessary for all drivers.
- Full training and ongoing assessment will be provided.
OK! I want to apply to be a hospice volunteer driver
Please fill out this form and we will be in touch as soon as possible. Thanks!