Van Driver

Van Driver

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Project Overview
Action 21’s Re-Useful Centre accepts and sells donated goods to reduce the number of useful items going to landfill and to raise money for sustainability projects in the local community.  Last year we diverted over 100 tonnes of reusable goods from landfill!

We run a collections and deliveries service from the Re-Useful Centre, which usually operates on two days a week within a 5 mile radius. The service is operated by the van driver and the volunteer removals assistant.

Volunteer tasks

  • Driving the large Action 21 removals van to properties within the Leamington and Warwick area
  • Working with another volunteer to load and unload items of furniture.
  • To make judgement calls on arrival at properties as to the condition of the items and if they can be accepted.

Skills/previous experience sought
You need to be:

  • Over 25 and have a clean licence
  • Physically fit and able to lift and move heavy items such as sofas
  • Trustworthy and responsible
  • Good at working with other people
  • Confident handling money
  • Polite, enthusiastic and able to use your initiative.

Full training in manual handling and health and safety will be provided. We’ll also provide safety boots if you don’t have them.

Minimum age: 25

Benefits of role:

  • Great work experience
  • Training and support is provided, including full training in manual handling and health & safety
  • A reference is provided on request, on satisfactory performance in role
  • We believe that volunteers should not be out of pocket for donating their time and effort and so we make a contribution to volunteers’ travel expenses
  • Lunch is provided and tea, coffee, soup and biscuits are available
  • You’ll be part of the great team of Action 21 volunteers who volunteer at the Charity’s Re-Useful Centre.

Times needed:

  • Every Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 8.30am-4.30pm
  • The ability to commit to this role for three months is required.

Location:

  • The Re-Useful Centre,Unit 3 Court Street, Milverton House,  Leamington Spa, CV31 2BB

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