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


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 or telephone 07827 447827.

Role details

Minimum of half a day a week
Our shops and other locations, collecting and delivering donated and purchased items

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