Volunteer Driver

Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust

Role Description:

Volunteers are required to support service users to travel from their home address to a therapeutic outdoor session and support their travel to return to their home address.  This essential role may require you to complete several journeys to several locations.

  • To drive own vehicle, always complying with current Road Traffic Acts and rules within the current Highways Code. The Trust recommends that the volunteer contacts their insurance provider to ensure they are fully cover for the role the wish to undertake
  • To ensure service users are collected in a timely manner in accordance with the route timetable.
  • To ensure that the schedule is adhered to within the timetable provided, ensuring compliance with speed limits inside and outside the trust grounds as well as all relevant motoring law. Making sure that the vehicle is always driven and parked in a professional manner
  • To ensure the vehicle is in a good state of cleanliness as to allow the service user can travel safely and comfortably.
  • To make sure that all Health & Safety and C.O.S.H.H advice is adhered to.
  • To undertake any other duties or tasks as reasonably required.


Various locations in and around Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Verbal communication between peers,  placement officer and service users.

To deal with queries and complaints with courtesy and understanding referring them where necessary to the placement officer.

To follow the schedule for picking up the service user in a timely manner.

A degree of flexibility is required for ad hoc requests.

Ensure safe and efficient use of equipment, resources, and consumables at all times.

Participate in training and development activities that are relevant to the volunteer role.

To offer guidance and support where mobility of the service user is limited in the correct a safe manner.

What Nottinghamshire Healthcare offers volunteers:


All volunteers in Nottinghamshire Healthcare are supported by a dedicated team of staff and each volunteer will have a named person within the Volunteering Team as their point of contact. If volunteers are within services, they will also have a named staff member within the service itself. We offer provide regular supervisions with each volunteer to help review their support, their training and their voluntary role. We offer reimbursement of out of pocket expenses, as detailed in expenses policy. References can also be provided after six months of volunteering

Training & Development

We offer support in completing the National Volunteer Certificate and offer further development and training opportunities that are available.

You will also receive an induction to Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust as well as a local induction to the service/placement location.


We’re proud of our community of volunteers that we support throughout Nottinghamshire Healthcare. They are integrated into staff teams and within our services with patients and carers. Our Involvement Centres act as hubs for their work, training and events. We also offer an online NottsHC Volunteer Hub to further support and nurture our community of volunteers.

How to Apply

New Volunteer Applicants:

All new volunteer applicants for this role must complete and return a Registration Form. Completed forms can be emailed back to the Volunteering Team Volunteering@NottsHC.nhs.uk or sent via post to the DMH Involvement Centre, Duncan MacMillan House, Porchester Road, Mapperley, Nottingham, NG3 6AA

Please note:

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions. If successfully shortlisted for this role, you will be sent an invite to interview and links to complete an online DBS check, links to online training which must be completed before the role starts. If you had any questions about the role, the application process or about volunteering with us, get in touch and we’d be happy to help.

Closing date for applications: TBC

Interview date: All interviews to be held via Microsoft Teams.  Times and date to be confirmed once application has been received and accepted.  

Current Nottinghamshire Healthcare Volunteers:

If you already volunteer with us, please complete the Expression of Interest Form and return to the Volunteering Team. Completed forms can be emailed back to the Volunteering Team Volunteering@NottsHC.nhs.uk or sent to one of the Involvement Centres.