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Van Support Volunteer

  • VO65136


Home Basics (Hawick) needs volunteers to assist our van driver with collections and deliveries of furniture from our warehouse at Hawick.

Home Basics is a Borders-based charity providing second-user furniture to individuals and families throughout the area.

Organisation aims and objectives

Home Basics takes in donated furniture, household and electrical items for re-sale inexpensively to those on low incomes living in the Scottish Borders. Special discounts are given to those referred by local agencies. We also promote the general principle of recycling and re-use.


We are unable to provide supervision to young people (under 18).
Experience required: Good physical fitness. Good manners, good with general public, independent – able to work on own initiative. Reliable. Must be trustworthy – references required. Good communication with colleagues.
Travel details: Home Basicks Hawick Depot, Unit 2, Annfield Mills,Teviot Crescent, Hawick TD9 9RE
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: All out-of-pocket expenses can be claimed monthly on production of receipts. All PPE and clothing will be provided
Training details: Induction will include procedures within the organisation, site familiarity, First Aid/Accident reporting, key contacts, etc. Ongoing training and support will be provided by the Manager and other employed staff at Home Basics.

Last updated 4 months ago