Delivery Driver

  • VO86409


Delivery drivers and cyclists deliver meal packs across Edinburgh. A driving shift would normally contain a minimum of 20 stops, depending on your route. A cycling route would be smaller. Routes are sent out by text. Drivers and cyclists deliver directly to our client’s homes, and are therefore the face of Empty Kitchens. The role is a fantastic way to interact with people as well as really see who the packs are going to and how needed this service is. There are shifts any day of the week.

Organisation aims and objectives

Alleviate Food Insecurity. Re-purpose and avoid food waste. Safe Guard Hospitality Workers. Create a supportive community for our volunteers. Unlock human and physical resources potential.










No minimum


Experience required: The ability to use technology such as satnav within google maps and mobile phone apps. A friendly and warm manner with people. A good understanding of road safety and awareness and good driving standards.
Travel details: Empty Kitchens is based in Leith Theatre within the Thomas Morton Hall. There are a number of bus routes that serve the area as well as free parking on the streets round about. Leith Theatre, Thomas Morton Hall 28-30 Ferry Road Edinburgh EH6 4AE
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Empty Kitchens Full Hearts is happy to cover travel expenses for all volunteers. For those travelling by bus, we cover the cost of up to two bus tickets per day and for those who travel using their own vehicle, we cover expenses up to the cost of 8 miles a day. We reimburse drivers for fuel used when delivering our meal packs at a rate of 45p per mile. You can indicate whether you wish to receive mileage costs on the application form. If you say no initially and change your mind later, just let us know.
Training details: All volunteers attend an induction before starting with Empty Kitchens, Full Hearts. The induction will go into depth about the delivery role as well as answer any questions you may have. As a volunteer delivery driver, you will also attend a mini driver induction by our logistics team before your first shift. The logistics team will show you where your crates with the day packs are and demonstrate how the route software works.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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Last updated 2 months ago

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