Community Foodshare Driver

  • VO79966


This is an opportunity to improve the community’s access to fresh food, reducing food waste and food poverty. Volunteers collect food donations from supermarkets and ensure that the food is delivered to be redistributed to the community.

The Community Food Volunteer is supported by the Burnfoot Grows Together Project which is a climate challenge fund project aimed at reducing the environmental impact of people’s food choices. Part of this project has been to set up a community food stand which redistributes food waste from the supermarkets for community use.

The role can involves picking up food donations from donors primarily but could also include sorting food waste and ensuring that all food is of a reasonable quality and fit to eat. Volunteers liaise with staff on when, and where food donations get collected. Food donations are recorded daily then sorted by yourself or another volunteer. Volunteers are welcome to take part in the other activities that the project provides including our community lunches on Thursdays. Come and be part of an active community, meet new people and help the environment.

Organisation aims and objectives

i) To improve the well-being, quality of life and opportunities of the people of Burnfoot.; ii) for the purpose of general community benefit, to enhance the social, cultural, recreational and educational facilities, environment and economy of Burnfoot.










We would prefer if volunteers could commit to coming for at least one day per week to ensure continuity of service.


Experience required: Need to be a driver with own vehicle (incl. taxed and MOT) with appropriate insurance. No skills or experience are needed, although an interest in community work and/or food would be helpful.
Travel details: Burnfoot Hub, Hawick.
Minimum age: 21


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Bus fare reimbursed.
Training details: All volunteers will be given an induction. There may be other training and opportunities available through the Burnfoot Hub.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 9 days ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.