Volunteer Ambulance Companion

Seaham, Consett, Crook/Willington, Chester le Street, Stanley, Durham City

The role of the Daft as a Brush Companion is to support the patient during their journey to the location of their treatment. This includes supporting the driver in their role, which is to ensure the safe and timely collection of the patient from a predetermined point to the location of their treatment.

Working as part of a team with your designated DAAB Driver, you will ensure that the patient is transported in a comfortable and caring environment. The Companion is responsible for the use of the ambulance navigation equipment and mobile phone.


Supporting patients being transported to their cancer treatment at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care (Freeman Hospital)..

Skills & Qualities

• Age limits - minimum 21 years old.
• Able to commit to a full day of volunteering, occasionally starting and finishing at an unsociable hour.
• Access to emails and able to use a mobile phone/computer.
• No medical conditions affecting your ability to meet the key responsibilities of role.
• Effective communication skills, and able to handle sensitive situations with empathy and tact.
• Good time management and organisation skills.

When & Where?

Transport schedules will be based in area local to driver, transporting patients to Newcastle.

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

Full training provided.

Volunteer Benefits

Uniform provided.

Other Information
Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care More information
Type: Health & Social Care

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