At Saint Catherine’s we are doing everything we can to keep our patients, families, staff , volunteers and supporters safe at this difficult time.
Our key clinical services are still running, which means that patients are still being cared for in the hospice and at home.
However, in line with Government guidance and with safety paramount, we have taken the decision to reduce some face-to-face services and restrict visitors on site.
Every decision being made is in the best interests of our patients, families, volunteers and staff.
We need your continued support and help more than ever as we continue to pay and support all our members of staff – we appreciate every donation, every message and every offer of support.

For current Government advice and help available for the extremely vulnerable, please go to

Volunteer Van Driver

Volunteer Van Driver

Volunteers are vital to the success of Saint Catherine’s without them, we would be unable to offer the high level of service to our patients and their families.

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer with an interest in joining our team.

Role Outline

The purpose of the role is to assist the Van Driver to collect and deliver donated items and furniture from customers to our shops. Tasks within this role will be varied and flexible to suit the skillset of the volunteer but will include:

  • Assisting the driver with the loading and unloading of the van.
  • Working with the delivery and collection team to ensure that all items are collected safely.
  • Communicating with customers when collecting and delivering goods to meet service standards and customer expectations.
  • To assist with the delivery of items to customers as required.
  • Collect and sort waste for disposal at local recycling points.
  • Moving stock around shops.
  • Collecting donations to bring back to the sorting centre.
  • Delivering sorted stock to shops.

No experience is necessary, however there will be manual handling and heavy lifting.

How we will help you This role will work closely with members of the Retail team who will provide you with guidance and support.


We are flexible to suit the volunteer, but we require a commitment of one day per week (minimum). Wednesday and or Thursday 8.30 a.m.  – 4.00 p.m.

All volunteering requires a level of commitment in time and motivation. This role also requires:

  • A friendly and professional approach.
  • Basic computer literacy.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Willingness to undertake varied duties.
  • Trustworthiness.
  • Confidentiality.
  • A passion for the charity.

‘I have volunteered here for 10 years, I just love it; people at the hospice instantly put you at ease!’  -Terry, Volunteer

What do I do next?

If you are interested in this role or would like to know more please contact Volunteer Services.

An informal interview will take place to discuss the role further.

Telephone: 01723 351421


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