We have a variety of roles depending on which region you are in and which part of Food Train you want to volunteer with.
- Accompanied by delivery helpers, our volunteer drivers will collect shopping lists from customer’s homes, load orders from shops, deliver orders to customers and unpack shopping.
- Food Train supplies vans for this work so volunteers do not need to own or use their own vehicles.
- Driving normally requires at least a full day commitment.
- If you can spare one day per week or fortnight then you could go out with The Food Train van around the area collecting shopping lists or making grocery deliveries to our customers, providing vital social contact for isolated people.
- Our volunteer shoppers shop from the orders that customers have written.
- Effective checking of the order whilst shopping makes sure that our customers get what they want.
- Volunteer shoppers generally shop weekly or fortnightly. It is also very useful to have volunteers who can be relief shoppers, who can be called upon occasionally when regular shoppers are not available.
- Volunteers may be required to drive a van, but their main job is to do small tasks around the house that our customers find difficult to do for themselves. These may include inside window cleaning, fridge cleaning, light bulb changing, smoke alarm testing, basic home safety check and any small jobs required (not anything that would require a tradesperson).
- Our volunteer befrienders take part in home visits, phone calls, trips, outings and clubs. Time commitment varies and volunteers require to be matched with customers and training is required.