Volunteer Driver (Medium Sized Van)

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!

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

This role forms part of Volunteer Passport Scheme Newcastle and requires you to complete one day of training with Newcastle City Learning. If you would like to apply please email Pam.Robinson@volunteeringmatters.org.uk


  • 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


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    Over 21's
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Reasonable travel expenses and a free lunch
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
    Induction and training opportunities
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 25/08/2023

End Date: 01/02/2025

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Fareshare, C/O Palatine Beds,
Stamfordham Road,
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyme and Wear

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