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Submitted by lcarson on 26 January, 2015 - 12:30

 Drivers Roles

The Voluntary Services department at Katharine House Hospice welcome enquiries from volunteers who would be interested in helping provide transport for patients attending our Day Unit. We require drivers to collect patients from their home bringing them to or taking them home from the Day Therapies Unit or Lymphoedema Clinic appointments.  The role is one of the most caring voluntary roles at the Hospice as it probably includes the most one to one time with the patients. Driving is a very rewarding role which everyone on the existing driving team enjoys.

Because the role of driving is at the heart of the organisation it is essential that the rotas are always comprehensively covered and the Voluntary Services team would be delighted to hear from anyone who thinks they can help.

Volunteer Car Drivers - Drivers will use their own cars, for which they will receive mileage expenses.

Mini Bus Drivers  - Drivers will be provided with full training to enable them to drive the hospice’s mini buses and provide transport for our less mobile patients.

Drivers need to:

·         Be over the age of 21 
·         Hold a full UK driving licence
·         Have excellent people skills 

All car drivers will need to provide evidence of:

·         Adequate motor insurance 
·         Access to their own roadworthy vehicle 


If you would like to become a voluntary driver for your local hospice please contact our Voluntary Services Department on 01785 254645 or email