Description

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 provides a range of services, delivered by volunteers, to older people in Scotland including grocery shopping home deliveries, household support services and befriending services.

Availability

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7 hours per Day. Minimum Commitment: 1 Day

Restrictions

vehicle insurance restrictions
Experience required: Drivers with a clean licence, good-natured and flexible.
Travel details: Newton Stewart
Minimum age: 25

Support

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 2 months 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.