Volunteer Driver

A standard driving licence is all you need to deliver our food once or twice a week to children's clubs, homeless hostels and refugees in your area. We've got the cans, we just need you!

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:

  • 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

Requirements:

  • A standard driving licence.
  • Confident to drive a medium-sized van (experience is preferable).
  • Good at map reading and able to use a Sat Nav system.
  • Positive, friendly and personable, interacting 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
    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
  • Ongoing support
  • 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?

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

Location

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


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