Volunteer

Role: volunteer as a van driver

Our van drivers help us to move donated goods from various collection points to our warehouse; and they take sorted food aid boxes from the warehouse to our various Foodbank centres for distribution to our clients. It's a vital component is the way we deliver help!

Due to the COVID-19 emergency some of our regular drivers are currently unavailable so we need to replace them as soon as possible. Many of the slots can filled from a rota so you would not need to help every week .

Tuesday 12:00 – 14.30 (no one needed at present)

12:00                   arrive at the warehouse in Harpenden and load the van with food boxes etc needed for the session.

12.00                   drive to the Foodbank Distribution Centre at Christ Church New Greens in St Albans. Unload the van and if necessary, help team set up for session.

12.15                   go and do some other Foodbank business, normally a collection from Sainsburys Harpenden but sometimes an additional collection or a home delivery (accompanied by another volunteer)

14.20 (approx)  be back at the warehouse and help load van for the next run

 

Tuesday 14:30 – 17.45 approx. (no one needed at present)

 

14.30                   arrive at the warehouse in Harpenden and if necessary, help load the van with food boxes etc needed for the session.

14:45                   drive to the Foodbank Distribution Centre at the Christ Church New Greens St Albans. Collect Empty boxes and vouchers.

15:00                   drive to the Foodbank Distribution Centre at the Cunningham Hub Community Centre Cell Barnes Lane, St Albans. (if necessary, wait for other volunteers to arrive) unload the van and if necessary, help team set up for session.

15:45                   go and do some other Foodbank business, normally a supermarket collection from Tesco St Peters Street in St Albans but occasionally, other collection

16:15 – 16:30    return to Cunningham Hub and collect empty boxes, any items that can’t be stored and paperwork from session.

17:00 approx     Drive back to the warehouse, empty van and lock paperwork away.

 

Wednesday 11.30 – 15.00 approx. (one person needed to share a rota)

11.30 approx        arrive at the warehouse in Harpenden and load the van with food boxes etc needed for the session.

12.00 – 12:15       drive to the Foodbank Distribution Centre at the Christadelphian Church Abbots Avenue St Albans. Unload the van and help team set up for session.

12.30                      go and do some other Foodbank business, e.g. a supermarket collection from Waitrose in St Albans every other month, another collection or occasionally a home delivery (accompanied by another volunteer)

14.15 (approx)     return to Christadelphian Church and collect empty boxes, any items that can’t be stored and paperwork from session. Drive it back to the warehouse and empty van and lock paperwork away.

 

Thursday 11.45 – 15.00 approx. (no one needed at present)

11.45 approx        arrive at the warehouse in Harpenden and load the van with food boxes etc needed for the session.

12.00                      drive to the Foodbank Distribution Centre at the Hilldyke Community Centre, Hilldyke Road, Wheathampstead. Unload the van and help team set up for session.

12.15                      go and do some other Foodbank business, e.g. a supermarket collection, other collection or occasionally a home delivery (accompanied by another volunteer)

14.15 (approx)     return to Foodbank session and collect empty boxes, any items that can’t be stored and paperwork from session. Drive it back to the warehouse and empty van and lock paperwork away.

 

Friday 12.15 – 15.30 approx. (no one needed at present)

12.15                      arrive at the warehouse in Harpenden and load the van with food boxes etc needed for the session.

12.45                      drive to the Foodbank session in Crabtree Lane. Unload the van and help team set up for session.

13.00                      go and do some other Foodbank business, e.g. a supermarket collection, other collection or occasionally a home delivery (accompanied by another volunteer)

14.50 (approx)     return to Crabtree Lane and collect empty boxes, any items that can’t be stored and paperwork from session. Drive back to the warehouse, empty van and lock paperwork away.

 

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