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Food bank driver

Hope Family Trust

Food banks provide three-day emergency food parcels for people in crisis, working in partnership with organisations across the community. Drivers play a fundamental role in the running of the food bank, collecting food donations from a variety of locations across the local area as well as distributing the sorted donations from the warehouse to the local food bank centres.

You’ll play an important role in promptly transporting food from collection points to the warehouse for sorting, and finally onto the local food bank, which will help to make a real difference in your community. A confident and safe driver, you’ll enjoy being part of a team and be physically strong so that you can lift and load crates of food. Your flexible and committed approach will help to maximise donations and improve the efficiency of the food bank.

Main tasks and responsibilities 

  • Collecting food donations from collection points such as supermarkets, schools and churches around the local area.
  • Delivering food donations to the warehouse.
  • Transporting sorted food from the warehouse to the local food bank centre.
  • Carrying heavy boxes of canned foods.
  • Regular loading and unloading of vehicles.
  • Regular driving across the local area.

Benefits to volunteer

  • A chance to meet new people.
  • Contribute to your local community.
  • Build your confidence and feel a sense of purpose.

What skills do I need?

Skills, attributes, experience and qualifications

  • Clean driving licence.
  • Physically strong.
  • Confident driver.
  • Adaptable and flexible.
  • Personable and committed.
  • You will need to comply with the Driving policy of the food bank.

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Where does this role take place?

The Beaver Centre
Unit 1 Selinas Lane
Dagenham
RM8 1QH

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Register your interest

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  • Ideal for people interested in
  • No Specific Interest
  • Ideal for people who like
  • Driving
  • Application Process
  • Online Application
  • Support provided
  • Access to group meetings/socials/team events
  • Access to telephone/online support
  • Induction provided
  • Peer support / buddying system in place
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer Handbook available
  • Volunteer will have named supervisor
  • Volunteer will have regular one to one supervision meetings
  • Written role description
  • Organisation Policies
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Safeguarding policy
  • Conflict Resolution policy/procedure for volunteers
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Other Information
  • Are there any age limits?
    Over 21 only
  • Recruitment Process - additional information
  • Reference can be provided after how long volunteering?
    References can be provided after a year of volunteering.
  • Support Provided - additional information
  • Thanks / Recognition for Volunteer contribution
  • Transport Info (nearest station / bus stop)
    Transport information will be provided as necessary.
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

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