Driver (Stranraer)

  • VO46742


If you can spare one day per week or fortnight then you could drive The Food Train van around the area collecting shopping lists or making grocery deliveries to our customers, providing vital social contact for isolated people. You would have another volunteer helper with you to help deliver the groceries and manage the payments. Shopping orders are collected on one day and taken to the shops, where the orders are prepared ready to be delivered the next day. Knowledge of the local area helpful but not essential, street maps and full vehicle insurance provided.

Organisation aims and objectives

Food Train is a grocery shopping, befriending and household support service for older people assisting and enabling them to live at home independently for as long as they are able. Mission 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. Vision We envisage our organisation as a ‘one stop shop' for older people - by providing services or helping them access services to help them live independently at home for as long as they wish and are able. Values we will respect our customers right to dignity, choice and independence in their later years we will deliver our services with flexibility, openness and a ‘can-do' approach we welcome diversity in volunteering and will respect and value the contribution made by our volunteers we will develop and value working relationships with a wide variety of community partners










3 hours per Day. Minimum Commitment: 1 Day


vehicle insurance restrictions.
Experience required: Drivers with a clean licence, good-natured and flexible.
Travel details: Work from 2 Hanover Lane, Stranraer
Minimum age: 25


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Recoup transport costs, volunteers get mileage to meetings.
Training details: Two week trial period with an experienced volunteer, then a further two weeks supervised. On-going support.
Support: Childcare,
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Last updated 12 days ago