Volunteer Driver (Marie Curie)

Causeway Coast & Glens

Marie Curie Cancer Care Belfast | NICVA

Volunteer Driver

Volunteer role description 

This is an outline of what your role will involve – you will have the opportunity to discuss this in more detail at your recruitment meeting. 

Role Title 

Driver Volunteer - Non-patient facing 


Marie Curie site / Community based

How often 

Flexible – by agreement 

How long 

Minimum of 6 months 

Minimum age 


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Is driving essential for the role?  


Why we need your help 

We are looking for friendly, flexible volunteer drivers to assist Marie Curie in our work to reach and support more people living with a terminal illness, and their families. 

You will be assigned to a team responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the charity. This could involve tasks where you transport materials or other resources within our sites or across your community. 

You’ll not only be saving the charity from expensive postal costs but you will be helping us to provide the best service possible to the people we support.

What we need you to do 

Your role will include some of, but is not restricted to, the following tasks: 

  • Deliver or collect materials and resources within Marie Curie locations or in the community 
  • Plan the most cost-effective pick-up and delivery routes 
  • Support with stock management and storage where applicable. 
  • Help maintain a system to record collection requests, pick-ups and/ or deliveries 
  • Drive a Marie Curie vehicle, if required 
  • Undergo necessary training and follow the guidance of your manager 
  • Help with other related tasks when necessary.

This role will not involve the transportation of patients or clients

What skills or experience do you need?

  • A friendly and outgoing personality 
  • Reliability and a sense of responsibility 
  • Good organisational skills and time-keeping 
  • An understanding of the importance of confidentiality 
  • Good knowledge of the local area 
  • Your own vehicle

What we can offer you: 

  • An excellent opportunity to play an important role in helping the work of a national charity 
  • An induction, training, support and supervision in your role 
  • Agreed reasonable out-of-pocket expenses 

What we ask of you

  • To provide two references from non-family members and other relevant documents related to the role 
  • To keep to all the charity’s policies and guidelines 
  • To complete an induction and any training relate to the role.

Marie Curie is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of patients and their families and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Marie Curie will treat all volunteers fairly and with respect. We will not discriminate on the basis of disability, ethnicity, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, sex (i.e. gender), sexual orientation, religion or faith, or gender reassignment. We will not discriminate on the basis of age, unless the responsibilities of a role require us to do so in order to safeguard our volunteers and/or service users.

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