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Food Works Sheffield

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We are a social enterprise collecting food destined for landfill and making it available to the people of Sheffield. Providing our city with affordable access to food throughout the C19 pandemic.

Van Driver 2019/20

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

Our drivers collect food from a range of suppliers around the city, and bring it to our Sharehouse. Once unloaded and sorted, food is repackaged and delivered to kitchens and schools.

To drive for us you do not need specific experience, but of course you do need a valid drivers licence. We do not use large vans, so our vehicles are easy to drive for most people. Our procedures can change quickly at the moment due to Covid-19 and the newest government advice. Your manager will tell you about these when you come in for your taster shift. We ask all potential drivers to come to the warehouse for an initial shift to show you how everything works. As you are representing the project we ask that you dress appropriately. For many people and organisations, you are the face of the project and that is very important.


What skills do I need?

Valid driving licence. Able to do heavy lifting. Good social skills would be helpful.

What will I gain?

Team-working and customer service skills. An understanding of food issues, waste in particular. Experience working with a range of people. Volunteers also benefit from, for example, a free food box once every week they volunteer with us.

Training and support

You will receive a detailed induction, training and supervision, working closely with other drivers, warehouse assistants and the duty manager. Volunteers are also supported via a weekly emailed newsletter and a facebook group.

Time commitment

Driving shifts are normally about 4 hours long, starting early or mid-morning. You can commit to a regular shift, or take a vacant shift on the rota at your convenience. We are flexible around your timetable.







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Based at Unit 5 Woodbourn Road, S9 3LQ, and travelling throughout the city.

Travel information

There is parking available onsite. The site is easily accessible by bus or tram, close to Cricket Inn Road. During the C19 crisis, we are not encouraging volunteers to use public transport.
  • CausesFoodbanks and food poverty, Food waste and sustainability, Poverty and social justice
  • FrequencyFlexible
  • WhenMonday morning, Tuesday morning, Wednesday morning, Thursday morning, Friday morning, Saturday morning, Sunday morning
  • Skills and InterestsDriving, Hands-on tasks, Practice my English, Teamwork
  • Careers and AspirationsThird sector and charity work

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