Delivery Driver

  • VO89638


The Food Train is an award-winning charity which operates throughout Scotland, supporting older people in local communities to remain living in their own home, as independently as possible.

Our driver volunteers drive our small vans with another volunteer helper beside you, delivering grocery shopping to older people in the local community. Our shopping service members are so grateful for this service, which is a lifeline for many and an important source of social contact, as much as providing access to food and helping our members live longer and more independently in their own homes. This is a great way to use your spare time to help older people in your local community!

The role involves:

  • Driving a medium sized van, following a delivery route with a volunteer helper.
  • Delivering food shopping to older people in the Falkirk area.
  • Loading and unloading small grocery boxes.
  • Assisting with putting away shopping in people's homes.
  • Completing a small amount of paperwork.
  • Either meeting the Food Train van at the supermarket or collecting it from the Food Train Falkirk office in the morning (we have arrangements so you can leave your car free of charge).

If you are interested then we would love to hear from you!

Organisation aims and objectives

Food Train Connects is a registered charity, voluntary organisation and social enterprise. Since 1995 Food Train Connects has been making daily life easier for older people, providing vital services to those who are no longer able to manage independently, through age, ill health, frailty or disability. Food Train Connects makes hundreds of grocery deliveries every week, ensuring those most in need have access to fresh groceries. Teams of dedicated local volunteers across the regions also go that extra mile by helping with household jobs, delivering books through our library service and providing much needed friendly social contact and meals through our Meal Makers and befriending services.










Frequency and commitment details

This volunteer driver role is currently available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and/or Thursdays each week hours (approx.) 09:30am-14.30pm. We shop in Asda Falkirk on Tuesdays and Morrisons Falkirk on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 52 weeks of the year. Shopping and Delivery days will be adjusted for the festive period, as we do not operate on the festive public holidays.


Experience required: Other than a drivers license, we don't require any specific skills or experience but it is important that our volunteers are patient, kind and able to communicate clearly with our shopping service members
Minimum age: 17


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: 45p per mile or public transport costs.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer