Cancer Council NSW/Volunteer/Unpaid

NSW - Newcastle & Hunter

Posted 27 Mar 2024

Closes 26 Apr 2024

We are currently looking for volunteer drivers to drive patients to and from their treatment appointments.At Cancer Council, our volunteers are the heart and soul of our organisation helping us deliver vital services to people affected by cancer in our communities.
Volunteer work is a great way to meet people and find new friends in your local area while also making a positive impact.
About Cancer Council NSW

Cancer Council NSW (CCNSW) is a community funded and focused not for profit. We are the largest cancer charity in NSW and our point of difference is that we work across every area of every cancer, from research right through to support.

CCNSW is an inclusive place to volunteer and work. We embrace diversity, celebrate our differences, and inspire each person to be their authentic self at work. As we strive to represent the communities we serve, we welcome and actively encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other diverse groups.

About the role 

The key purpose of the role of Transport to Treatment Driver is to assist the organisation by driving patients and their carers to and from treatment appointments.

Reporting to Kellie Loader, Community Coordinator, the position of Transport to Treatment – Hunter Service will support by:

  • Driving passengers to and from their homes to the treatment centres. 
  • Assisting passengers who may be unwell and/or emotionally distressed
  • Keeping records of trips using the systems specified by Cancer Council NSW
  • Communicating with the service coordinator for reliable scheduling
  • Monitoring and maintaining good health to prevent exposing patients to communicable infections, and declining to work when unwell
  • Be willing to participate and make self-available for new volunteer and refresher training

This role is one day a week, ongoing on a monthly roster system.
About You

  • Safe driving (hold a valid Australian Driver’s license)
  • Be reliable and punctual
  • Have good communication and listening skills
  • Basic knowledge of cancer and its treatment
  • Willingness to participate in training and use CCNSW systems relevant for your position
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills working with clients, supporters and community in a positive and respectful manner
  • Participate in meetings and training with the team and your Volunteer Manager

About the Benefits

  • Volunteer for a great organisation working towards a cancer-free future.
  • Be part of a dynamic team that works with community and our supporters.
  • Learn new skills, gain valuable work experience and apply your professional skills to work that makes a difference.
  • You’ll have access to our benefits, including a 15% discount at our retail stores across NSW, exclusive health insurance benefits and much more.
  • Volunteer in an organisation that is recognised for Voice Project’s 2021 “Best Workplace” and “Change Champion” Award.

How to apply:

If this position interests you, apply now!
You will need to create an account to apply for this volunteer position if you don’t have one already.
For further information regarding this role, please contact Kellie on Kellie.Loader@nswcc.org.au 
If you would like support to submit your application, please get in touch with us at volunteervacancies@nswcc.org.au
Please note, the health and safety of our people is a priority for us, Cancer Council strongly recommends all employees and volunteers to be vaccinated to minimise the risk of serious illness as a result of COVID19.