Driver for Fareshare

Location: Westerhope

Role Description

We need volunteers to deliver our food to charities across the North East such as children’s clubs, community centres, homeless hostels and refuges.  We’ve got the vans, we just need you!

Key responsibilities

  • 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

Skills, experience and abilities

  • A standard driving license
  • 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, 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

Expected hours/times

Over 21 years of age. Our warehouse is open Monday to Friday 07:00 – 16:00,  times and dates can be flexible depending on your availability.

Next Step

For further information about this role please contact Rebecca Ball, Volunteer and Employability Coordinator,, 07891 537639

To apply please contact: Sead Masic, Changing Lives, Central Office, Unit D13, Marquis Court, Tenth Avenue West, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0RU


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To apply for this vacancy, download an application form and return your completed form to Volunteering Manager, Changing Lives, Central Office, Unit D13 Marquis Court, Tenth Avenue West, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0RU. Or, apply online by clicking the button below to complete the Volunteer Application Form.

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