Volunteer Patient Transport Driver

  • VO91548
  • Home-based volunteering


Volunteer drivers are directly involved with transporting cancer patients to and from various hospitals locally and in Greater Glasgow for treatment, using their own vehicles.
Responsible to:
Head of Service Support
Key Tasks:
• To contact patients the day/early evening before they travel; this alleviates any stress they may have about getting to hospital for treatment.
• Familiarise yourself with the Volunteer Driver Induction pack.
• Adhere to the policies and procedures of ACS.
• Undertake training relevant to the role.
• Contact ACS as soon as possible if you are unable to attend as agreed.

Personal Qualities:
• The ability to be supportive, non-judgemental and accepting of others.
• Warmth, sensitivity and a willingness to listen.
• Patience and understanding.
• Enjoy interacting with people.
• Willingness to get involved.
• An understanding of the importance of a regular commitment.

Organisation aims and objectives

We are Ayrshire’s leading cancer charity that provides practical help and emotional support to people in Ayrshire affected by cancer. Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with cancer, having treatment or caring for someone with cancer, we can help.  From providing transport and complementary therapies to offering expert information or to just being there to listen, we’re here for you.

Frequency and commitment details

Hours: A minimum of 1 Day per week for a maximum of 6 hours; the time depends on the distance the patients live from the hospital, and how soon the patients can travel after treatment.


Experience required: Able to drive.
Travel details: Expenses: All actual travel mileage expenses will be reimbursed in line with the current HMRC allowances.


Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Training: No formal patient transport experience or skills are required, however, a valid current Driving license held for a minimum of 5 years is essential. A willingness to undertake relevant training is also essential: Induction Training - ACS will provide comprehensive induction training. Ongoing Training - Access to other training as may be required which would assist you in your role.