FareShare Greater Manchester Volunteer Van Driver

Paid / Voluntary: 
Voluntary

Objectives

To support the safe and secure redistribution of surplus food to Community Food  Members (CFM) across Greater Manchester.

Key Tasks

  • Sign in
  • To agree the route for the day
  • To carry out mechanical and safety checks on the van, using the daily van checklist and including van internal temperature report any defects to supervisor / manager and fill in the Daily Van Check sheet including temperature before the round
  • To carry out the picking and labelling of food orders
  • To assist with loading food orders onto the van ensuring orders are positioned safely and in the correct order.
  • To drive to each CFM location accompanied by a volunteer delivery assistant and deliver the orders of Ambient /Chilled /Frozen foods.
  • To ensure that for each delivery the Delivery Note is completed and signed by the authorised CFM including note of any item changes for each delivery and note any changes
  • To make any additional food collections and deliveries as instructed
  • To return the van to FareShare and ensure it is unloaded
  • To clean the van and sign Cleaning Schedule
  • To file the completed and signed Delivery Notes and report any item changes to the Warehouse Supervisor/Office Assistant
  • Sign out

Location

The volunteer will operate from the FareShare depot in New Smithfield Market, Manchester making deliveries locally and across Greater Manchester.

Hours

As agreed by the Assistant Manager.

Requirements

  • Interest in the work of FareShare and our values
  • All drivers will need to have a clean driving licence
  • All drivers need to be over the age of 25 years
  • Recent driving experience (within the past 3 months)
  • Experience of Manchester area would be useful but not essential.

Expenses

Expenses incurred travelling to and from FareShare will be reimbursed up to £5.60 per day. For those volunteering for more than 4 hours a day lunch expenses will be reimbursed up to £3.00. You will be shown how to claim expenses on your induction.

Interested?

For more information or to apply contact Liz Lauder on 0161 223 8200 or email volunteering@emergemanchester.co.uk.