Community Resource Transport Volunteer

A community driver collecting surplus food supplies from supermarkets plays a crucial role in addressing food waste and supporting local communities.

Pickup Planning: ·

  • Talk to supermarkets to plan when and where to pick up extra food.

Keep the Car Ready: 

  • Make sure the car is in good shape for food pickups

Collect the Food: 

  • Go to supermarkets on time and collect extra food they don't need.

Safe Driving:

  • Drive carefully to keep the food safe and fresh

Plan Routes:

  • Figure out the best way to get to different supermarkets efficiently

Check the Food:

  • Look at the food to make sure it's okay to give to others.

Write Things Down:

  • Keep a record of how much food you collect and where it's from

Drop off

  • Deliver food supplies to  - Blakelaw, Fawdon and Cowgate Community Centres

We encourage 2 shifts per month but are grateful for any gift of time you can offer.

Monday – Friday


  • Good organisational skills
  • Reliability
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Positive attitude
  • A willingness to help others
  • Drivers licence


  • Age restrictions
    over 18
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 06/02/2024

End Date: 03/02/2025

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