Delivery driver

  • Delivering crates of food to people in the West End of Newcastle or Cowgate on a Saturday morning from our base in NE4 or Cowgate NE5
  • Deliveries are allocated in locations that are close to each other as far as possible and drivers can choose how many deliveries they would like to make – this usually ranges between 5 and 10 households per carload.
  • Pick up for deliveries is usually between 11.30 and 12.30 with drivers allocated a specific time.
  • Drivers are given a list of addresses, contact details and any delivery information required for their deliveries.

Volunteers are invited to join Food and Solidarity as members, which allows them to participate in the democratic decision-making processes of the organisation. A majority of people who volunteer with Food and Solidarity are members.

Skills

  • Drivers’ license and car required.
  • Ability to lift crates of food, or to drive with an accompanying volunteer who can lift crates and take food to people’s door.
  • Some knowledge of the West End of Newcastle and/or Cowgate may be helpful, however it is also easy to set up a delivery route via googlemaps.

Details

  • Accessibility
    Divercity Hub has stairs and no lift unfortunately, however English Martyrs’ Church has disabled access.
  • Age restrictions
    16+ only
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
    For volunteers who join as Food and Solidarity members we have rules relating to respect for all members to ensure members are not discriminated against.
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Fuel costs can be reimbursed for drivers.
  • Health and Safety Policy
    Volunteers are provided with an information sheet for anyone involved in packing and distributing food which includes guidance on manual handling and details on how to report any concerns/incidents.
  • Ongoing support
    Contact on hand via Food and Solidarity organisation phone throughout delivery process and process to report any incidents or concerns.
  • Training provided
    Volunteers who join as Food and Solidarity members are invited to regular decision-making meetings, as well as being invited to be involved in member-defence cases and campaigns. We occasionally have training open to non-members related to campaigns that we are running e.g., bailiff resistance training in the context of increased force-fitting of pre-payment meters.
  • Volunteer induction
    Guidance and information will be provided from more experienced members/volunteers to any volunteers who are new in the role.
  • Volunteer Policy
    Volunteers are provided with an information sheet for anyone involved in packing and distributing food which includes details on how to report any concerns/incidents.
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 21/03/2024

End Date: 01/04/2025

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No Yes No
Afternoon No No No No No Yes No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Volunteers can sign up to help as frequently as they like – some drivers help most Saturdays, other help once every month or two months.


Location

c/o Divercity Hub
120 Buckingham Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE4 5QU

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