Volunteer Driver

  • VO75413


Description

We run a wood recycling project from our workshop in Granton. We collect waste wood, clean it and sell it back to the public. We need help with collections and delivering orders. The role requires you to drive the van and handle timber on and off the vehicle. On quiet days you could help with other aspects of the project. We aim to keep as much timber as possible in use whilst providing training for young, unemployed people. All drivers for Move On must join the PVG scheme.

Organisation aims and objectives

We’re a social enterprise based in Granton which collects waste wood from anywhere across Edinburgh and the Lothians. We assess what portion of the waste wood can be reused instead of being chipped, which reduces landfill use and the production of methane gas. We sell quality used timber and upcycled furniture and other items. We also provide work experience, volunteering and training opportunities, including employability training for vulnerable young people

Availability

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Minimum commitment one day a week (six hours).

Restrictions

Experience required: You must be 25 or older, Have a standard driving license, Be confident to drive a medium-sized van (experience is preferable), Friendly and comfortable interacting with different people, including staff, trainees, volunteers and customers, Physically fit to complete tasks including lifting and loading, if you would prefer to volunteer without an assistant, Able to join the PVG Scheme.
Travel details: Based at EH5 1RS with travel anywhere within a 40 mile radius.
Minimum age: 25

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Lunch and travel expenses provided.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Induction, training and support provided.

Last updated a month ago

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