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Drivers (East Somerset)

Drivers (East Somerset)

Organisation role · Flexible hours
Somerset, England, United Kingdom
DrivingAssistanceBefriendingAccompanyingSocial contact
Older peopleWellbeingCommunity & family
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Dorothy House Hospice Care - Somerset
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Our volunteer drivers provide a lifeline for Dorothy House patients and care using their own vehicles.

Detailed description

What you will be doing

  • Call a patient, carer, family member at home the day before you are due to collect them and check the arrangements
  • Collect them from their home / a Dorothy House Hospice site and help them into / out of your car if necessary
  • Deliver them to their destination
  • Help them out of the car and ensure that they safely make it to their appointment / home
  • Talk to/listen to your passengers if that’s what they want
  • Enjoy the experience of making a difference to the lives of people affected by life-limiting illness

The skills you need

  • Good driving skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good time management
  • Friendly
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Able and willing to communicate by email and mobile phone
  • Own a car

What's in it for you!

  • A chance to support people in your local community
  • Use your driving skills
  • Gain more confidence
  • Make new friends
  • All training and induction to Dorothy House provided
  • Out of pocket expenses reimbursed

Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community, just visit our Dorothy House website and Apply online!


This role will require a DBS check, evidence of car tax, MOT and insurance, an OH check Please note: The upper age limit for new driving volunteers is 75.

What volunteers need😇 Disclosure and Barring Service

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

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About Dorothy House Hospice Care - Somerset

We provide compassionate care and support for people in our community with a life-limiting illness. Dorothy House focuses on quality of life, so patients can live well and die well.
We give care and support to patients and their families in Bath and north east Somerset and parts of Wiltshire and Somerset, whenever they need it; at home, in the hospice, or at one of our outreach centres. We respect the uniqueness of each patient and their family, and empower them to choose the type of care they receive.