About This Role
Our Volunteer Drivers play an important role with Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity by supporting vital hospital services and fundraising activities.
As one of our valued Drivers, you will visit various locations around the country, collecting and delivering items as required. There are options to drive for our Hospital Services as well as our Fundraising Team, more information about both can be explained once the role has been applied for.
All of your journeys will be planned in advance and you will be able to choose assignments covering a variety of distances according to your availability.
Expenses for use of your own car will be reimbursed.
“You get the chance to do your bit to help thousands of sick kids and their families, and you also get the chance to meet lots of great people.
"I drive miles each week – sometimes as far as Pitlochry or down to the Borders – and get to meet families and other volunteer drivers. Most people have a few hours to spare during the week to give a little bit of help. I’d encourage anyone to give it a go.”
Sandy, volunteer driver
By giving your time as a Volunteer Driver, you are helping Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity make a vital difference to young patients and their families from across Scotland.
What we're looking for:
- You must be aged 25+
- Have a minimum of 1 year post licence driving experience
- Have access to own vehicle (four doors and in good condition) with Comprehensive Insurance cover insured for driving relating to volunteering including carrying passengers. Roadside Assistance cover for own vehicle is recommended. Please note fuel expenses will be reimbursed.
- If driving for our Fundraising Team, there may be occasions volunteers are asked to drive our Charity van.
- You must have a full, clean, current Driver’s Licence
- You must have a working mobile phone and active email address
- Good geographical knowledge of Scotland
- The role requires drivers to be in good health and reasonably active
- A PVG check will be required and completion of an NHS Occupational Health Check questionnaire.
- Experience engaging with the public
- You must live within reasonable travel distance of Glasgow's Royal Hospital for Children
What We Can Offer You
- A unique and rewarding volunteering opportunity
- Induction training will be provided before volunteer role commences
Volunteers are asked to be available to undertake journeys on a regular basis. Frequency of assignments will vary according to request demands and availability of drivers. Please note that the role may involve out of hours trips.