Help reduce food waste as a Community Delivery Driver

What will I be doing?

You will be the vital link between us and the charities, getting the food to where it's needed. Dropping off the weekly orders of food at local charities and collecting surplus from local food businesses with the help of a Driver's Assistant. You'll be the friendly face of FareShare interacting with the charities, making sure they get the food they need. Working with other volunteers to load up the van with daily deliveries before you head out.

Benefits of Volunteering with FareShare

Active and sociable role, building relationships directly with the charities we support. Gain a variety of skills such as route planning, organising and communication skills. Working reference available after 3 months in the role. You will directly ensure that good quality food is not wasted and gets into the hands of the people who need it. Reasonable travel expenses and a free lunch.

Skills

Do you have...

A standard Driving Licence. Confident to drive a medium-sized van. Good at map reading and able to use a Sat Nav System. Positive, friendly and personable, able to interact well with different people. Able to perform physical tasks including lifting and loading. Adaptable - managing surplus can be unpredictable so day to day routes and drop off points can vary.


Details

  • Accessibility
    Our building is fully accessible, but as a driver you will need to be able to drive and lift creates of food (12kg max)
  • Age restrictions
    Over 18 - Due to Driving Role
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Reasonable out of pocket travel expenses. Lunch is provided by FareShare
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Training provided
    Driving Licence will be required. But training in regards to driving vans is provided.
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 15/05/2019

End Date: 31/08/2020

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

All deliveries will start and finish at our Warehouse in Totton, there is free parking on site and we're located 10 minutes walk away from the bus stop. So that we can operate as many deliveries to organisations throughout the day as possible, a drivers shift in the morning would start at 8am and finish at approximately 12. For the afternoon shift we would ask that drivers start at 12 and should last until 4pm.


Location

Unit 1 Sunset Business Park
Brunel Road / Nutwood Way
Calmore Industrial Estate
Totton
Hampshire
SO40 3WX


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