Volunteer Driver's Assistant

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Key responsibilities
Working closely with the driver of a temperature-controlled 3.5 tonne Mercedes Sprinter van to deliver surplus food orders to the premises of the various Community Food Members we support. 

Loading and unloading the vehicle and carrying out a range of tasks from basic vehicle checks to delivery administration.

The required skills and attributes are:

  • Interest in the work of FareShare Greater Manchester and our values

  • Physical fitness to take on moving and handling of food orders

  • Ability to follow procedures and instructions

  • Good verbal communication skills

  • High respect for Health & Safety standards

  • Reliability and ability to commit to pre-agreed volunteer shifts

In return you will gain:

  • Career, CV advice and support

  • A reference for future employers

  • Experience of working in a team

  • Knowledge of the importance and benefits of addressing food surplus and recycling.

  • Travel and lunch expenses reimbursed (up to £6 for travel and up to £3 for lunch, upon completion of a 4 hour shift).

  • The opportunity to give practical help to fight food poverty and reduce food waste (and associated CO2 emissions)

  • The opportunity to meet like-minded people and make new friends

Our operating hours are Monday - Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Within these hours, the Driver and Driver’s Assistant shifts are 9am to 1pm, or 12pm to 4pm.

​​We welcome volunteers who can commit to a minimum of a 4 hour shift, one day a week.
The days and rota hours of volunteering are agreed around your availability.

GETTING TO US

We are just a 15 minute bus ride from Manchester Piccadilly, with our brand new base, Maynard House, located on new Smithfield Market, which is only a few yards off a main arterial route into the city, Ashton Old Road. If travelling by car, please use the Whitworth Street entrance to the market (off Ashton Old Road). There is parking on site.

The market site can be easily reached by a number of bus services, with the 219 being the most frequent. 

There is a bus stop immediately opposite the main entrance to the market.

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Required Role

Volunteer Driver's Assistant

Key responsibilities

Key responsibilities This non-driving role involves working closely with the driver of a temperature-controlled 3.5 tonne Mercedes Sprinter van to deliver surplus food orders to the premises of the various Community Food Members we support. You will assist with loading and unloading the vehicle and carrying out a range of tasks from basic vehicle checks to delivery administration.

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  • Verbal Communication
  • Interpersonal
  • Non-judgemental
  • Numeracy
  • Positive attitude
  • Practicality
  • Team Work
  • Time Management

Desirable Skills

  • Administration and Clerical
  • Initiative
  • Being Adaptable
  • Planning and organising
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Time Management
  • Self Management

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Interpersonal
  • Being Adaptable
  • Non-judgemental
  • Planning and organising
  • Problem solving
  • Project Management
  • Team Work
  • Time Management
  • Networking
  • Opportunity and Recognition
  • Self Management

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: Once a week

Start Date: 12-09-2022

Start Time: 09:00 AM

End Time: 05:00 PM

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Location

Manchester M11 2WJ, UK
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