Driving Volunteer

Do you enjoy driving and want to find a fulfilling way to give back to your community? If so, we would love you to become a Volunteer Driver for Demelza!


As a Volunteer Driver, you can play a crucial role in ensuring that children and families can access the care and services they need.


Our amazing team of volunteers help transport children, young people and families to and from medical appointments, to the hospice buildings for day care and short breaks, and to activities they may not normally have been able to attend. Our drivers also help Demelza to deliver essential equipment, therapy bags, and seasonal treats such as Easter Eggs and Christmas presents!


Our driving role is really flexible and there is no minimum or maximum amount of support required – whatever journeys you can help with make a massive difference.


You can use your own vehicle for some journeys provided it meets insurance requirements. Alternatively, Demelza has a small number of cars, wheelchair accessible vehicles and a minibus that volunteers can use.


🤝 Requirements:

  • Full valid drivers licence held for 2 years and aged over 21
  •  Enhanced DBS check, references and training course for volunteering with families must be completed with Demelza before starting
  • Undertake ongoing training and support meetings with Demelza throughout your role to ensure you are safe whilst volunteering
  • Maintain any MOT and Insurance requirements if you are using your own vehicle for any driving for Demelza.



Your time and dedication will directly improve the lives of children and families in your community, taking away the stress of transport and travel so they can concentrate on the needs of the child and family.


Join us in creating moments of joy and support for children and families who need it most. Apply today to become a Volunteer Driver with Demelza, or contact our Practical Support team on 01795 845299 to find out more about the role.