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Volunteering Opportunity: Drivers and Drivers Mates at Overgate Hospice

  • Type of Activity:
    Driving, Fundraising, General and helping, Manual work and DIY, Retail and charity shops
  • Cause / Interest:
    Health and social care
  • Geographical Area(s):
    Donation Centre: Unit 1, Heathfield Industrial Estate, Heathfield St, Elland HX5 9AE
  • Times for the Opportunity:
    Monday AM, Monday PM, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Friday AM, Friday PM, Saturday AM
  • Opportunity Type:
  • Volunteer Commitment:
    Long term (Commitment of at least 6 months expected)
  • Skills Required:
    Practical, Problem solving, Teamwork
  • Skills To Gain:
    Listening and communication, Planning and organising, Practical, Teamwork
  • Additional / Specific Suitability:
    Doing with a friend, Older People, University students, Groups - Small (2-10), Those looking for work

More Details About This Role

Retail Donation Centre Drivers Mate: Based in Elland, driver’s mates will assist drivers with collections from donor houses and deliver them to the donation centre (DC). Volunteers will promote the Gift Aid scheme to donors and move stock from the DC to shops and between the shops. Minimum age 16 years old.

Retail Shops Drivers/Drivers Mates: we have two furniture shops, one in Hebden Bridge and the other in Brighouse. Hebden Bridge require volunteer drivers to use the Overgate Hospice vans for collections and deliveries of items of furniture, both shops are looking for driver’s mates. Drivers must be aged 25+ however driver’s mates are accepted from 16+. Please note these roles and in particular the role of furniture shop drivers/drivers’ mate, are very physical and involve lifting/carrying on a regular basis.

What Could Someone Gain From This Role?

The value placed upon our volunteers is immeasurable. On average volunteers give over 2000 hours of service each week to Overgate. Some volunteers have a regular commitment and others help on an occasional basis.
We have over 650 volunteers who work alongside paid staff in the Hospice, our shops and at events.

Requirements and Benefits

Drivers must be over 18 and have had a full, clean driving license for a minimum of 12 months.

Age / Gender Restrictions

Drivers must be 25+ and Drivers mates must be over 16. No gender restrictions


We will make adjustments and accommodate different abilities where possible but please bear in mind that this is a job that requires lifting and moving items