Volunteer Opportunities in Lincoln: Van Drivers

Fareshare driver loading crates of food into van

FareShare Midlands works throughout the region to fight hunger and tackle food waste. The economic fallout from the pandemic has exacerbated food poverty across our region. As a result, our operations have significantly increased to meet this need.

Van Driver

FareShare is looking for more people to join existing volunteer team as a van driver and help get food out to where it’s needed most.

A standard driving licence is all you need to help get good food to children’s clubs, homeless hostels and refuges in your area.

We’ve got the vans; we just need you! 

What will I be doing?

  • You will be the vital link between FareShare and the charities, getting the food to where it’s needed
  • You will be collecting good surplus food from Coop stores across the region to be sorted and distributed to Charites server those in need.
  • You’ll be the friendly face of FareShare interacting with the charities, making sure they get the food they need

Requirements:

  • A standard driving licence
  • 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, interacting well with different people
  • Able to perform physical tasks including lifting and loading

Benefits:

  • Active and sociable role, building relationships directly with the charities FareShare supports
  • Gain a variety of skills such as route planning, organising and communication skills
  • You will directly ensure that good quality food is not wasted and gets into the hands of the people who need it
  • Reasonable travel expenses

To apply, please contact Jessica:

COVID Response

Whilst COVID presents considerable challenges to our operations, Fareshare is taking every effort to ensure all volunteers and staff are safe. As a result, Fareshare have implemented a set of protocols at our Birmingham hub. These include; temperature checks on arrival, wearing face masks/visors at all times, washing/sanitising hands regularly and social distancing. Fareshare have also introduced working ‘bubbles’ for volunteer and staff teams as well as reduced the amount of people on-site at any one time.

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