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Van Driver Volunteer

Location: Gateshead

Role Description

Van Driver Volunteers will use charity’s van and assist in collecting items from people’s homes.

Key Responsibilities

  • To deliver/collect goods working in cooperation with shop manager and volunteers
  • To carry out delivery and collection of goods in a timely and safe manner
  • To deliver/collect donated items from people’s homes
  • To assist in maintaining vehicles to a serviceable standard by promptly reporting any suspected defects
  • To represent Changing Lives in a courteous, professional and considerate manner at all times

Skills, Experience and Abilities

  • Need to be a confident driver
  • Good communications skills and to be physically fit
  • Awareness of delivery/collection routes so that they may be cost effective to minimise fuel costs (knowledge of local area)
  • The ability to use your own initiative and work unsupervised
  • Be aware of fire safety and health & safety procedures (via line manager)
  • Confidence and experience driving medium sized van is desirable
  • An ability to work with people in a flexible and efficient manner
  • Good map reading skills and/or ability to use a Satnav system

Expected Hours and Times

Monday to Saturday between 9.00am and 3.00pm. To be available 2 full days, which will be agreed at an informal chat.

Next Steps

For more information please contact Dawn McBryde, 0191 477 7767,

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

Apply for this vacancy

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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