Drivers mate
Hosted by: Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice

Volunteer role: Driver’s mate
Volunteer supervisor: Van driver

About the hospice:

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice offers care for children and young people in South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, North Lincolnshire and North Derbyshire. Our highly specialised care team look after children and young people with a vast range of complex medical needs. We provide support, respite, 24 hour urgent response and end of life treatment and care. Sibling support is also at the heart of our work, as well as counselling and bereavement services, hospice at home and befriending.

About this role:

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to help maintain the efficient running of our charity shops’ delivery and collection service. This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to meet new people and contribute to raising vital costs to run Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
Key tasks:

• Delivering and collecting donated items of furniture to and from our shop
• Assisting the van driver with moving and lifting items to and from customers’ homes
• Collecting donated bags (clothing, toys, bric a brac etc.) from supporters’ homes
• Delivering donated bags (clothing, toys, bric a brac etc.) to our shops
• Helping to make sure that the van is safely and securely loaded
• Speaking to customers in a friendly and professional way
• Storing collected furniture in a tidy and safe manner within the warehouse

How many volunteers are needed:

2

Recruitment process:

To find out more and register your interest in any of these roles, please fill in the form below, send us an email, or call 01909 517 360.

Skills and quaifications:

What we are looking for:
• Volunteers who are available for set days each week
• Fit and healthy, moving furniture requires some heavy lifting
• Friendly
• Willing to be part of a team and work with others
• Respect for staff, volunteers and members of the general public
• Good communication skills as you will be meeting with the general public

General

Bluebell Wood volunteers are asked to:

• Be a minimum of 16 years of age
• Act as an Ambassador for the Bluebell Wood Charity
• Complete required e-learning modules (computer-based training) before starting the role
• Attend induction and any further routine training
• Commit to the agreed volunteering rota to ensure efficient running of the delivery and collection service
• Abide by the Health & Safety at Work Act
• Adhere to the charity policies and procedures, including no smoking, alcohol and substance misuse policy
• Co-operate and liaise with colleagues
• Act in a professional manner at all times
• Be polite and respectful to everyone you meet whilst volunteering in this role

Type of activity: Driving, Retail - Charity shops etc.