Cancer Society Otago

Transportation - Deliveries/People - Client Driver - Cancer Society



Client Driver

Purpose of Position

To ensure our clients can attend their appointments.

Reports to: Driving Coordinator Key relationship: Manager Volunteering, who oversees all volunteer engagement

Key Functions and Responsibilities

Provide an efficient safe driving transport service for Cancer Society clients to appointments:

• Contact clients the night before to confirm transport arrangements.

• Collect the client from their home allowing enough time to travel to the appointment at a comfortable, safe speed arriving in time.

• Escort the client, when appropriate, to the reception area and/or waiting areas.

• Collect the client at the completion of treatment and drive them home again, (unless it is a one way drive by arrangement).

• Inform the Driving Coordinator of any issues or changes to schedule.

• Comply with the policies and procedures of Cancer Society while on duty


• Ability to work comfortably with people of all social, religious and cultural backgrounds

• Understand and respect the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi

• Ability to maintain boundaries and respect confidentiality

• A caring and sensitive manner

• Reliable and flexible

• Be an experienced and safe driver

• Access to a reliable and tidy vehicle that is road-worthy, registered, insured and has a current Warrant of Fitness




Usually between 2-5 hours per assignment. Driving is generally carried out between business hours on Monday to Friday


Smart Casual

Volunteer ID


• Orientation and training and driver update meetings

• Support and guidance provided whenever required

• Volunteer identification to be worn whenever on duty

• Contribution towards travel expenses


Due to the nature of this work we always allow for a 1 year stand down period for any volunteer who has had a close personal experience with cancer.

All volunteers will be required to undergo police vetting

2 referees personal and/or professional

Drivers can choose to claim 30c or 50c per km



Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - All Day
  • Tuesday - All Day
  • Wednesday - All Day
  • Thursday - All Day
  • Friday - All Day
  • Saturday - All Day
  • Sunday - All Day