Driver's Assistant

To assist in delivering food to charities across the north east, such as children’s clubs, community centres, homeless hostels and refuges.

  • Accompany our volunteer drivers to deliver and collect food
  • Help load and unload the vans
  • Be an extra pair of hands helping the driver with navigation, route planning and timing

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


  • Good map reading skills and able to use a SATNAV
  • Good at dealing with members of the public
  • Confident
  • Friendly and positive at all times, able to interact well with different people
  • Able to work on your own/in a team
  • Able to perform physical tasks including lifting and loading
  • Adaptable


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    Only 19’s Only.
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Reasonable travel expenses and a free lunch
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Volunteer induction
    Induction and training opportunities
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 24/08/2023

End Date: 01/02/2025

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

Availability Details

Flexible, around your availability, to be discussed with scheme partner


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

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