Driver Volunteer (Fundraising)
Aims: To support
the Fundraising Team with logistics activity, through collection and delivery
of financial documentation and fundraising resources.
• Collecting financial documentation from our shops and community links - delivering to our main site in Gosforth.
• Delivering fundraising resources to our shops.
• Staying connected with our Fundraising Team (face to face / phone / email / Microsoft TEAMS)
• Ensuring appropriate and secure storage and transport of sensitive / confidential information
Across the region (including Newcastle, Gateshead, North and South Tyneside and Northumberland – please let us know your preference)
Please apply through our website: https://www.stoswaldsuk.org/get-involved/volunteer-with-us/current-volunteering-opportunities/
About St Oswalds
St Oswald's provides specialist care for local adults, young people and children.
We are situated in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne and our purpose-built facilities offer a range of flexible services to North East families.
Within our adult service, we offer a day hospice, lymphoedema service, an inpatient unit, complementary therapy service, consultant outpatient clinic and an outreach service.
Adults with life limiting conditions are referred to us for pain and symptom management and end of life care. We care for patients with Cancer, as well as those with end stage neurological, cardiac and respiratory conditions.
Within our Children's Service, we offer specialist short breaks to children with life limiting conditions and their families. Children from 0 - 18 can benefit from our care at St Oswald's. Within the last few months, we've also begun developing a pilot service for young adults, aged 18-25, to enable us to continue to support children in our care who are reaching adulthood and perhaps those who have already left the service
Our multi-disciplinary team at St Oswald's includes doctors, nurses, physios, occupational therapists, social workers, chaplain support and complementary therapists.
We are a registered charity. Our annual running costs amount to £8.5 million of which £6.5 million must be raised through voluntary giving.
We make no charge for any of our services, ensuring hospice care is available to everyone.
To provide 24-hour care, 7 days a week Inpatient services supported by a team of skilled and appropriately trained staff and volunteers.
To provide holistic, multi-disciplinary care which meets physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs.
To provide end of life care for patients and to offer immediate bereavement support to relatives and carers.
To enable the safe discharge of patients to their own homes, once their inpatient stay is completed or safe transition to another health care provider.
What skills do I need?
Skills and Experience:
• Full / clean UK driving license
• Access to own vehicle
• Good experience / knowledge of driving across the region
• Reliable and organised
• Good communication skills
• Ability to model our values and standards of
- Age restrictions
18 plus We are following current governmental guidelines on shielding and protecting people classified as vulnerable.
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
Departmental and Organisational Induction Online training – Health & Safety, Data Protection (GDPR)
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Vulnerable Adults Policy (where relevant)
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?