Retail Driver/Driver’s Mate Volunteer

This is a key position supporting the work of our shops across the region. Alongside our retail staff and our other retail volunteers, you’ll become part of a busy team which generates as much income as possible to support our children, young people and families.

The role includes:

  • collecting donated items from the public, and delivering items to our shops and showroom
  • performing visual checks of appropriate vehicles to be used, and signing them out and in
  • using Sat Nav, Google Maps, or other appropriate navigation systems
  • lifting and moving objects and bags of donated goods
  • championing our core values and family-focused ethos within the community

Commitment

We hope you would be able to provide a minimum of half a day per week (hours within the day vary according to the needs of the business), but we can be flexible with time commitment. A full, clean driving license is essential unless, applying for the role of driver’s mate, in which case you will not be operating a vehicle.

Volunteer profile

  • organised
  • a flexible and positive approach
  • adaptability to the role’s requirements
  • personable when speaking with members of the public, staff, and other volunteers

Support you will receive and your involvement in our organisation

  • regular contact with the manager responsible for the area with which you will volunteer
  • you will gain valuable experience and understanding of the services we offer
  • you will be part of the work of a highly regarded UK charity
  • we will reimburse reasonable expenses
  • full training and supervision will be given as appropriate for the volunteering role
  • volunteers are invited to attend hospice-wide events which include other areas of our work
  • volunteers are invited to join the volunteer forum (more information available on request)
  • we ask all our volunteers to follow our policies and procedures
  • we will need you to complete documentation relating to the role

For further details and to apply, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Heather Griffiths by email volunteering@martinhouse.org.uk or telephone 07827 447827.

Role details

Position:
Minimum of half a day a week
Type:
Volunteer
Location:
Our shops and other locations, collecting and delivering donated and purchased items

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