Hospice Driver Volunteer

Location:Across Buckinghamshire and borders eg Chinnor, Thame, Wing, Leighton Buzzard
Hours: Monday & Thursday at 9.30am and 3pm, Tuesday & Friday adhoc appointments.
Age: 18+
Requirements:Full driving licence and Business car insurance and use of a car with a valid MOT certificate. A DBS check will be carried out for this role.
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Our Hospice Drivers are invaluable to our regular patients, enabling them to attend Day Hospice and other Day Clinics by providing transport free of charge to and from the Hospice.

“As I no longer drive, the commitment of Michael, who is a volunteer driver for Florence and takes me there and back, enables me to have a positive experience without having to ask my husband or family to take me for yet another appointment.”

Helen, Day Hospice patient

 

What will I be doing?

You will be collecting our patients from their homes in your own vehicle or our Paravan (where a valid driving licence is held) to bring them to the Hospice at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury for appointments and then returning them home.

You will be required to:

  • Drive patients to and from their home address to the Hospice for their appointment/ Day Hospice session at Florence Nightingale Hospice
  • Engage with patients, making them feel comfortable in your company
  • Liaising with the hospice to ensure transport is planned and details are correct
  • Maintaining contact with the Hospice and informing the nursing team of any concerns you may have about the patient. For example, if the patient has been unwell on the journey

All volunteers are given support and training as necessary to ensure you are happy and confident in your role.  Travel expenses will be paid.

 

What volunteering for FNHC can do for you

What you get out of volunteering for FNHC depends on what you are looking for, but these are just some of the benefits we offer our volunteers:

  • Pride of knowing you are making a real difference to our hospice patients and their visitors.
  • Opportunity to use and develop your own skills and enhance your CV.
  • Build confidence and experience in a supportive environment
  • Offer flexibility to fit around other commitments.

 

How to Apply

Complete our short registration form and our Volunteering Team will be in touch shortly.

Got any questions?  To find out more call us on 01296 429975 or email volunteering@fnhospice.org.uk.

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“The amazing support and commitment of our volunteers is invaluable. They are a vital part of our Hospice team and we are eternally grateful that they give up their spare time to support our patients and their families.”
Tracey Batt, IPU Ward Sister & Day Hospice Manager
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