FareShare Driver

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Carrying out basic vehicle safety checks and completing paperwork 
Loading food orders onto the van, ensuring orders are positioned safely and in delivery order, and unloading on arrival at customer’s address 
Ensuring that CFM customers are dealt with in a positive manner, demonstrating good customer service 
Ensuring orders are transported and delivered at the required temperature and temperature logs maintained 
Driving in a safe, courteous and legal manner at all times  
Ensuring the security of the goods and vehicle 
Loading used trays and cardboard for recycling 
Refuelling the van as necessary (Paid for by FareShare with a prepaid fob)
Cleaning the internal storage area of the van 

Our Requirements
Over 21 years of age, full clean driving licence (or no more than 3 points)

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

Interest in the work of FareShare and our values

Ability to follow procedures and instructions

Able to perform physical tasks including lifting and loading

Able to work as part of a team

Adaptable – managing surplus can be unpredictable so day to day routes and drop off points can vary


What You Can Expect In Return
Skills and experience in delivery driving

Full induction into FareShare and EMERGE

Full training about the role and tasks

Ongoing support and supervision

Experience of working in a team

Experience in the food industry, warehousing and customer service

Employability support

Knowledge of charity work relating to food poverty

The satisfaction of knowing you are making a vital difference to the work of FareShare

Work experience to add to your CV

A work reference (if needed)



Expenses for travelling to and from FareShare will be reimbursed up to £5.80 per day. Lunch expenses will be reimbursed up to £3.00 for those volunteering for 4 hours or more per day Tickets and receipts are required. All petrol costs for van driving are paid for by FareShare using a prepaid fob. 



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Required Role

FareShare Driver

Key responsibilities

Want to help us tackle food poverty and tackle climate change by diverting good food from going to landfill? We take donated surplus in-date food (supplies which have been over-ordered by retailers) and distribute it to frontline charities and community projects, like food banks; helping to support people who are struggling to feed themselves and their loved ones. We require a minimum commitment of 4 hours per week, every week. You have a choice of two shifts: 8:30am – 12:30pm, or 12:30pm – 4:30pm. Volunteers are typically involved one day a week with us.

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  • Verbal Communication
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Literacy and copywriting
  • Being Adaptable
  • Non-judgemental
  • Numeracy
  • Positive attitude
  • Practicality
  • Team Work
  • Time Management
  • Other skill, please explain

Desirable Skills

  • Administration and Clerical
  • Confidence
  • Planning and organising
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Other skill, please explain
  • Self Management

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Driving
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Being Adaptable
  • Non-judgemental
  • Planning and organising
  • Positive attitude
  • Practicality
  • Problem solving
  • Team Work
  • Time Management
  • Opportunity and Recognition
  • Self Management

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: Once a week

Start Date: 05-08-2021

Start Time: 08:30 AM

End Time: 04:30 PM

  2. Monday
  3. Tuesday
  4. Wednesday
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  2. AFTERNOON monday
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  2. EVENING monday
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Manchester M11 2WJ, UK

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  • You need to have an active account on this website
  • You need to have an active volunteering account
  • You need to have fully completed the volunteering profile set-up