Emergency Supplies Delivery Driver

The Distributer role is vital in helping us to deliver support to the people and communities that we serve. They will be responsible for the delivery and distribution of food and supplies to the homes of people in crisis as a result of Covid-19.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly
Availability:

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

• Collect food and supply parcel(s) from Distribution Hub
• Knock on the door and then stand back at least 2 meters.
• Show your Volunteer badge if they come to the window.
• Put the food on the doorstep and leave.
• Return to the Distribution Hub.

Requirements: Own vehicle required, Driving license
Skill and Qualifications Required:

• Do not, under any circumstances, enter any properties. If delivering to flats/apartments you must deliver to the main entrance, do not go to individual doorsteps.
• Ring or text your volunteer coordinator if there are any problems or issues.
• If you feel that it’s a real emergency, please contact the emergency services immediately, 999
• Keep your mobile phone, fully charged in your vehicle at all times
• Use hand sanitizer before you deliver the food parcel and after delivery
• Regularly wash your hands for at least 20 seconds when you are able to do to so
• Always keep 2 meters away from others
• We recommend you carry drinking water
• Please always wear your Action Together Volunteer badge
• All worksheets must be returned to you volunteer coordinator at the end of your shift. DO NOT keep any personal information such as names, addresses or telephone numbers

• This role has a strict age criteria only 18-69 years only.

Areas of Interest: Crisis Support, Families, Hunger
What activities will the volunteer do? Driving, Food banks
Skills gained in this role: Leadership, Organising, Outdoor work, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Oldham Foodbank
Organisation Profile: Volunteers sort food to check that it s in date and pack it into boxes ready to be given to people in need. Frontline care professionals identify people in need. Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem. Our foodbank also runs a rural delivery service, which takes emergency foodboxes to clients living in rural areas who cannot afford to get to a foodbank.