Volunteer Driver's Mate

Act as a driver’s mate to the van driver to the Willow Wood Hospice vehicle. Occasional driving a Willow Wood Hospice vehicle within the Tameside area as directed by the Line Manager.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly
Availability:

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Loading and unloading donated items to and from a vehicle, homes, businesses etc
Adhere to Willow Wood Hospice policies and guidelines
An up to date driving licence with a copy given to the Hospice Volunteer Manager annually
Dress appropriately
Heavy lifting of furniture, bags etc.
Help in the distribution centre if needed

Requirements: Driving license
Skill and Qualifications Required:

Good communication skills
To be empathetic and supportive
To work harmoniously with colleagues and other Volunteers
To have a courteous and friendly manner.
To always give excellent customer service.

Areas of Interest: Community, Hospices, Retail
Opportunity suitable for: Long term commitment, Outdoor, People seeking work
What activities will the volunteer do? DIY/odd jobs, Driving, Lending a helping hand, Outdoors
Skills gained in this role: Organising, Outdoor work, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces, Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Automatic opening doors, Lift to other floors / step free access throughout the building, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Willow Wood Hospice
Organisation Profile: Willow Wood Hospice is an adult Hospice providing specialist palliative care for patients with life limiting illness, both cancer and non-cancer diagnosis. We provide care, free of charge, and patients, families and their carers are at the centre of everything we do. Our mission is to continue to provide, free of charge, the highest quality supportive and end of life care to patients with life limiting illness, along with love, care and support to the families and carers during illness and continuing bereavement. Our Values: Love and care for patients, families and carers. Respect For People in life, and at the end of life. Integrity being open and honest. Collaboration By people working together. Development By sharing knowledge and skills, for the benefit of all.
Charity number: 1029318