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If you are a professional van driver living near Cotswold, Gloucestershire, there is an opportunity for you to put your van driver training to good use by volunteering for a local hospice. The Cotswold Care Hospice is looking for new volunteer van drivers to join them so that they might provide better service to the local community.

According to the Stroud News & Journal, the hospice is currently served by a pair of veteran van drivers who visit local shops across the Cotswolds. They transport donated goods between outlet stores and the charity’s Nailsworth warehouse. With 14 local shops to service, there is plenty of volunteer work to go around.

The two drivers currently handling the rounds have been friends for 39 years. For them, working together on behalf of the charity is a labour of love that allows them to get out and about while helping a good cause. The drivers say that the job is not without benefits, despite it being volunteer work. Shop workers are extremely friendly and are never afraid to offer a cup of tea or some good conversation.

In order to be a volunteer driver you must be between the ages of 25 and 74. Drivers should also be in fairly good physical condition to be able to lift and carry heavy items. A full driver’s licence is necessary, but one does not have to be a professional driver to qualify.

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It is always a good thing when professional drivers can make use of their skills to help with good causes. We encourage drivers of all classes to get involved in their communities by helping where they can. If you live near Cotswold, consider donating some of your time to be a van driver.

In the meantime, the HGV Training Centre provides van driver training at more than 45 facilities around the UK. Our training can prepare you to pass your theory and practical skills test the first time. We teach you everything you need to know in a concentrated and fast-paced approach that we believe helps with retention. As evidence, our students pass the theory test, the first time, at a rate of 92%.

The HGV Training Centre also offers commercial driver training for HGV and PCV licences. We can prepare you to work in the haulage and transport industry driving:

We also offer training for forklift trucks, caravans, and light trailers. Regardless of your commercial or personal driver training needs, the HGV Training Centre can help.

We want to remind companies that we offer fleet training for all classes of vehicles. We can train individual drivers to prepare them to work for you, or provide remedial training to keep your current drivers up to speed. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our corporate services. We would be happy to serve you.

Sources:

Stroud News & Journal – https://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/news/11441101.Cotswold_Care_Hospice_appeal_for_new_van_drivers/

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