Food Train Dundee

Charity registered in Scotland SC024843

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.


Current opportunities

Van Helpers support our delivery service going out on one of our vans with a Driver. You will pick up shopping boxes from the supermarkets and make multiple deliveries to our customers. You and the Driver will take the groceries into the customer’s house, unpack the groceries, check the order over with the customer and receive the payments. Van Helpers carry a small money float and some cash handling will be required. Van Helpers are required either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from around 9a.m. till 3p.m. approximately.

Van Drivers support our delivery service going out on one of our vans with a Helper. You will pick up shopping boxes from the supermarkets and make multiple deliveries to our customers. You and the Helper will take the groceries into the customer’s house, unpack the groceries, check the order over with the customer and receive the payments. Minimum time commitment is 6 hours per week, either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday morning.

Working as part of a team of shoppers you will take one of our customer’s orders and go around the store gathering the required items. You will then pack the groceries into shop boxes and help put them through the checkout. Once all the orders are made up we pay the balance of the grocery bill and help the delivery people load the boxes onto the vans ready for delivery. 8.30 am til approx. 12 Noon Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

The aim of ‘Friends’ is to help improve the quality of life for our customers and address loneliness and social isolation. We are looking for friendly, outgoing and organised volunteers who will provide a safe, consistent and reliable support service to help customers experience companionship/social interaction on a regular basis either on the telephone, in customers homes or on group outings. You will spend time with your befriendee and simply chat, listen and discuss various topics of interest making the service fun and interesting. You will also have to provide project staff with information on how the time spent with befriendee is going and attend volunteer meetings. Timings - by arrangement. Please enquire.