Volunteer Roles

Delivery Driver

Help us deliver food parcels to vulnerable or isolated people in your community.

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Job Description

About the role

FoodCycle volunteers are welcoming and committed people who want to help support communities during the coronavirus pandemic. As a Delivery Driver Volunteer, you’ll be playing a vital part in making sure food parcels are delivered to guests who are in need. You’ll pick up bagged food parcels from our venue and deliver directly to our guests’ homes through a contactless delivery process, ensuring a prompt, safe, reliable and friendly delivery each week. You will need access to a vehicle and a smart phone to volunteer.


Skills you’ll learn

  • Teamwork: you’ll work as part of a team of volunteers ensuring our delivery service can take place.
  • Relationship building: you’ll be building lasting relationships with your fellow volunteers
  • Time management: you will be required to keep organised and to deliver surplus on time, to a schedule.

What to expect from FoodCycle

  • Ongoing support and advice from a Regional Manager and HQ for every session.
  • Expenses, including mileage covered in line with our volunteer policy.
  • Impressive skills to add to your CV and a reference if/when you need it.
  • The opportunity to make a difference during a challenging time.

What’s expected from me

  • Have bags of enthusiasm!
  • Follow all FoodCycle policies and procedures – including all guidance surrounding coronavirus Health and Safety, and the contactless delivery process.
  • Follow all training you receive when registering with us.
  • Support FoodCycle to fulfil its aim of nourishing communities using surplus food!
  • Keep all guest data secure and confidential.

Whilst Driving:

  • A full and valid UK driving licence.
  • A road-worthy vehicle with up-to-date road tax and MOT certificate.
  • Fully comprehensive car insurance.
  • Read and agreed to Volunteer Drivers Policy.
  •  A smart phone to follow delivery routes.

When Cycling:

  • A road-worthy bike and helmet.
  • A smart phone to follow delivery routes.

Time commitment
Give as much as you feel! It is easy to volunteer with FoodCycle and we don’t look for minimum commitments but love it if you keep coming back! An average driver slot is 2 hours.

Do any of the following apply to you?

  • I have a temperature or a new, continuous cough – please stay at home for 7 days.
  • Someone in my household has a temperature or a new, continuous cough – please stay at home with all household members for 14 days.
  • I am aged over 70
  • I am an adult with an underlying health condition
  • Respiratory diseases – such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Heart disease – such as heart failure
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease – such as hepatitis
  • Neurological conditions – such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, a learning disability, or cerebral palsy
  • Diabetes
  • Problems with your spleen – such as sickle cell disease, or your spleen has been removed
  • Weakened immune system – resulting from conditions such as HIV, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
  • Seriously overweight (body mass index of 40+)
  • Clinical conditions that put you at higher risk of severe illness
  • I am pregnant

If Yes to any of the above, please do not volunteer

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