• VO83825


Food Train Stirling provide a volunteer led, low cost grocery delivery service to people aged 65 or over who are unable to do their shopping. Customers may come to use the service due to disability, frailty or mobility issues. The service is not means tested or health tested anyone aged 65 or over, living in the Stirling local authority area, who is struggling to access groceries can use the service.

We are recruiting for volunteer drivers, helpers and shoppers to support older people across Stirling and Clackmannanshire with their food shopping.

Volunteer list collectors work in pairs and collect lists from customers using a Food Train van on a Monday. Once lists are collected, volunteer shoppers work together to gather the shopping in a supermarket either in Clackmannanshire or Stirling. Shopping takes place on a Tues, Wed and Thurs depending on which area the customer lives in. Volunteer drivers and helpers collect the food shopping then deliver it to customers. This includes unpacking the shopping and putting it away for customers if appropriate. We provide an induction and training for volunteers, we also buddy up helpers and drivers with an experienced volunteer.

We offer 45p per mileage expenses and cover travel costs. Volunteer shoppers are asked to commit to one morning minimum per week shopping from 8am to 11am. Volunteer helpers and drivers are asked to commit to one day per week which usually starts at 9.30am and may finish around 2pm. We provide water and snacks. After completion of a successful volunteering period we can offer a professional reference. We also provide PVG registration, training and ongoing support in the form of one to one meetings or volunteer meetings.

Organisation aims and objectives

Our aim is to support older people to live independently at home. Our preventative services address the difficulty older people face getting their weekly grocery shopping, doing jobs around the house and the growing isolation that comes with failing health. We also aim to provide a wide range of supported volunteering opportunities for people of all ages and ability and these include shopper, driver, delivery assistant and office assistant.










4 to 5 hours per day. No Commitment.Weekdays


Must have vehicle insurance.
Experience required: Physically active, clean driving licence, patient with a sense of humour and a can do attitude.
Travel details: Stirling and surrounding area. A Food Train vehicle is provided for deliveries. Volunteer expenses are paid for travel to and from office or supermarket via mileage claims at 25p per mile or public transport fares.
Minimum age: 21


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Car mileage at 25p per mile or public transport fares are refunded monthly (mid month) on receipt of a correctly completed claim form
Training details: Food Train background, on the job training, manual handling, adult protection & data protection training, team meetings, ongoing training, open door policy and good idea scheme.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 18 days ago

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