Drivers Mate

Good health and an ability to lift furniture is essential. Manual handling training will be available to drivers and driver s mates. Good sense of humour. reliable and trustworthy. Drivers Mates are needed to both collect and deliver 2nd hand furniture and other household goods. The work varies, no two jobs are the same. You may be delivering a bed to a previously homeless person one day and the next be collecting a houseful of abandoned furniture from a housing association home. If you love car boot sales then you will be in your element with us. Often we have to rummage through the remains of a home in order to select what can be re-used. If you are reasonably fit and happy lifting,have a sense of humour, and an eye for what is still useable and don't mind getting dirty then you may well enjoy what we can offer. Our drivers Mates help the driver to load and unload the van. Our van is a Ford Transit cab with a Luton Box back.
Duration: Ongoing
Start date: 19th December 2016
End date: 26th July 2018
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

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

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

assisting our van driver with deliveries and collections of furniture

Requirements: Driving license
Skill and Qualifications Required:

Teamwork,Talking to others,Listening

Areas of Interest: Ex-offenders, Families, Homeless, Housing, Poverty
What activities will the volunteer do? DIY/odd jobs, Driving
Skills gained in this role: Leadership, Listening, Organising, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Second Generation Furnishings
Organisation Profile: We collect unwanted furniture from members of the public and social landlords, clean it and safety test when necessary before offering it for sale to the general public and at a lower price to people who are referred as being in particular need of support, by and agency/support worker. Work breaks down into collections and deliveries. Cleaning and repairing. Safety testing (usually on electrical goods). Re-upholstering/re-polishing/painting. Selling in the shop. Clerical and computer work. Cleaning of the premises. Laundering of clothing and curtains etc for re-sale or donation. Ironing. Keeping the garden tidy.