Food Train is an award-winning charity providing services to older people who are no longer able to manage independently, through age, ill health, frailty or disability. Helpers, along with the Drivers collect shopping lists from customers, collect the shopping orders from the shop and deliver to the customers.
The Role includes a combination of the following: • Collecting shopping lists from customers • Collecting shopping orders from shops • Stack van to ensure shopping boxes are secure • Deliver and unpack shopping orders for customers • Collect monies and complete all necessary paperwork • To report any matters of concern to Food Train staff • To inform Food Train Staff of any accidents, incidents or complaints • To maintain confidentiality • Representing Food Train in a professional manner to customers and the wider community.
Our aim is to support older people to live independently at home. Our preventative services address the difficulty older people face getting their weekly grocery shopping, doing jobs around the house and the growing isolation that comes with failing health. We also aim to provide a wide range of supported volunteering opportunities for people of all ages and ability and these include shopper, driver, delivery assistant and office assistant.
Subject to a Protection of Vulnerable (PVG) groups record check. Driving licence is essential for those in the drivers pool
Experience required: There are no formal educational requirements for this role, although knowledge of the needs of older people acquired through life and family experiences, training received or practice-based experience is desirable. • Good literacy and numeracy skills.
Travel details: Opportunities available at branches across the region (Annan, Dumfries, Castle Douglas, Newton Stewart, Stranraer)
Minimum age: 16
Expenses paid: Yes
This opportunity is not listed at a specific location but is advertised across Dumfries & Galloway.