Volunteer at Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care

Daft as a Brush depends on our fantastic volunteers, without them, the charity could not operate our free patient transport service.

If you can spare some time and wish to be involved helping cancer patients get to and from hospital, please apply online or call us for more information (0191) 28 55 999 and chat with David Wilson. Join the family! We require drivers and Ambulance companions in the North East and North West of England. Thank you.

Daft as a Brush Volunteers

URGENTLY needed – Ambulance Drivers

The role of the Daft as a Brush Driver is the safe and timely collection of the patient from their home to the location of their treatment, which is predominantly but not exclusively the Freeman Hospital. A full driving license is essential. Working as part of a team with your designated Companion, you will ensure that the patient is transported in a comfortable and caring environment. Positions are available both north and south of the River Tyne.

URGENTLY needed – Ambulance Companions

Daft as a Brush Companions are 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. You will use mobility and manual handling aids e.g. wheelchairs, as well as physical assistance, to aid the patient on their journey to recovery.

Other positions are available, please complete the form below to apply – Thank you!

Please complete the form below to apply

Personal Information

How would you like to help?

Your preferred location

For example: Days of the week / How many days per month



Please tell us why you're applying for this role. Please provide details of your life skills, experience and interests which you think would be a positive contribution to us and our patients.

Referee 1

Please supply details of two referees. These can be your current or former employer, work colleague, community leader or na existing DAAB Volunteer, who has known you for the last 3 years prior to the current date. References from family or friends will not be accepted.

Referee 2

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act

Because of the nature of voluntary help in healthcare, exemption under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 applies. Having a conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being a volunteer. Any information given is strictly confidential, and failure to disclose convictions will result in your application not being taken forward.

Further information and declarations

Non-UK, EU or EEA Nationals

Not all visas allow you to volunteer. Please supply details of any currently held, including visa number, start and expiry date and details of any restrictions. Please confirm that visa allows volunteering.


I certify that the information provided is correct and I understand that any misleading statements or deliberate omissions could result in my application not being processed or disqualified. I also understand that my details will be kept in accordance with the Data Protection Act and used within the organisation for the purposes of my role.

Prefer to write out an Application Form instead?

Please click here to download the Volunteer Application Form.

Once complete simply post back to us for attention of David Wilson. Alternatively, use your smartphone to take a clean picture of each side and email to volunteers@daftasabrush.org.uk