Volunteer Driver

Penny Brohn UK
Contract Type: 
Part Time
Flexible. Approx 2 lifts a week.
Details of Role: 

Help clients to access services by providing transport to those who are unable to get here any other way.


If you enjoy meeting people, like to have a flexible commitment and want to help in a practical and supportive way then this role could suit you.

Why we need you?

In order to make sure more people can benefit from our services we need volunteers to help those with limited access to transport get to the centre. This might be for financial, practical or medical reasons.

What will I be doing?

  • Working with people living with the impact with cancer and very occasionally, their supporters.
  • Meeting clients and bringing them to the Penny Brohn UK, probably waiting while they have their treatment, and taking them home again.
  • Occasionally meeting people from train and bus stations or the airport
  • May have to help people who are physically weak to get in and out of cars/buildings

What skills will I need?

  • Be committed to the work of Penny Brohn UK
  • Be able to respond to emails requesting lifts (from staff at Penny Brohn UK)
  • Good basic interpersonal skills, to interact with clients and put them at their ease
  • Car driver, with full UK license and suitable insurance
  • Able to carry light bags and assist someone in and out of the car/building where necessary.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of the clients
  • Need to be reliable to get people to appointments on time
  • Needs to have own transport (expenses paid)

How much time do I need to commit?

It may be a regular commitment each week, or a variety of times/days. We ask that drivers can do one lift a week.

What training and support can I expect?

Induction and support from volunteer manager.  The volunteer will also be invited to attend a one day Introduction course. Driver Handbook provided. Regular contact with relevant staff at Penny Brohn UK.

What benefits can I expect?

This is a rewarding role, offering supportive service, directly assisting those who are living with the impact of cancer.

  • Opportunity to meet clients directly  and help them in a direct and practical way
  • Expenses will be met
  • Flexible hours and days
  • Lunch at the Charity if hours match lifts, or take away lunch if not
  • A chance to experience the beautiful building and grounds whilst clients are having their appointments.

Other information

Penny Brohn UK is based in Pill which is approximately 5 miles from central Bristol.  Due to the nature of this role it is important to be aware that your duties are limited to those outlined above and do not extend to helping the client in other ways.

Closing Date: 
Thursday, 19 December, 2019 - 13:00
How to Apply: 

We can send or email an application form to you. This will be followed by a meeting where we can discuss the role in more detail. This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  You will be required to complete a disclosure form which will be checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service.  Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us.

Contact Person: 
Sarah Gottesman
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
01275 370094
Postal Address: 
Chapel Pill Lane Pill Bristol BS200HH