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Volunteer Driver, Living Well Centre, Erdington or Selly Park

Role: Volunteer Driver, Living Well Centre, Erdington or Selly Park
Reports to: Day Service Lead

Role Days/Hours: Up to 1.5 hours in the morning and afternoon once a week. Opportunities are available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Location: Birmingham Hospice Erdington or Selly Park, and out in the community

How you can make a difference: By volunteering to transport our patients to and from the hospice you could help us to continue, and improve the service we provide to patients with a terminal illness.

Why Birmingham Hospice needs you

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who could spend up to an hour and a half in the morning and the same in the afternoon picking up patients and taking them back home again, one day a week. The Living Well Centre runs sessions three times a week – Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and hosts a specialist clinic on Wednesday.

Attending the Living Well Centre plays a big part in enhancing the wellbeing for our patients and our volunteer drivers are vital in ensuring we can reach the wider community across Birmingham.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • You should be medically fit to drive.
  • You should be enthusiastic, friendly, and polite.
  • You should be reliable, flexible and accepting of change.
  • You should be a confident driver and have a clean driving licence. Access to your own car is preferable but not essential.
  • You will need to have integrity and empathy for others and must be sensitive to the needs of our patients and respectful of the confidential nature of this role.

All necessary mandatory training will be provided.

What can Birmingham Hospice offer me as a volunteer?

  • The opportunity ‘to give something back’ to your local community and join our band of hardworking, dedicated, volunteers.
  • Meeting new people, making new friends and being part of the Birmingham Hospice team.
  • The ability to be able to develop new skills and interests and put them into practice.
  • The opportunity to put your existing set of skills into practice.
  • Gain experience to use for your CV

We are limited with hospice vehicles so we are looking for volunteers who could use their own vehicle where possible. A fuel mileage allowance will be paid for use of your own vehicle. If using your own vehicle you will be required to have a valid insurance document which states you can use your vehicle for business use.   However if you cannot use your own vehicle don’t let this deter you from volunteering.

For more information please contact:

Julie Bennett, Day Service Lead

You can download the Role Description, Enrolment form and Equalities Monitoring form by clicking on the links below:

Volunteer Driver Role Description


Volunteer Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Please return completed forms to 

Please note we cannot accept applications from anyone who does not have the right to work/volunteer in the United Kingdom. 

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