Retail North England

Volunteer Van Driver's Mate - Sunderland


Volunteer Van Driver’s Mate



Our shops raise vital funds for our fight against homelessness and bad housing - and they’re powered by our volunteers!

We’re looking for volunteers to support in the Sunderland Shelter shop in the role of a Van Driver’s Mate. In this role you’ll be an ambassador for Shelter, supporting our driver deliver and collect stock throughout the local area, interacting with members of the public while doing so.

Suggested Involvement: It’s up to you! We have volunteers who support for one hour a week and others who are with us 5 days a week.

Location: Sunderland

Supervised by: Community Shop Manager/Assistant Manager/Van Driver

Why get involved with Shelter? Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. We campaign to make sure that one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We're here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

Skills and Experiences Required: This role requires the ability to lift heavy items of furniture. Other than that, what’s really important to us is that you want to be part of our teams and come ready to share your individual skills and experiences.

We do request that you are willing to follow Shelter’s policies, including volunteering, health & safety, equality & diversity, confidentiality & data protection.

Induction, Learning and Development: To enable you to take part in this opportunity Shelter will:

• Provide you with a Volunteer Handbook and all relevant Policies/Procedures

• Provide learning: including, Health & Safety, Data Protection and Safeguarding

• Provide an on the job induction

• Pay “out of pocket” expenses in line with Shelter’s volunteer expenses policy

Benefits of Volunteering with Shelter:

• Supporting Shelter in our fight against bad housing and homelessness

• Gain valuable work experience

• Be part of a great team

• Build your confidence and develop transferable skills

• Enhances your CV

Next Steps: Please complete an application form online. After you have applied, we will invite successful candidates to interview.

Please note, as part of the application you will be asked to declare any unspent convictions. This role is one of our regulated roles, so we will also require you to undertake a basic Criminal Record Check. Having a criminal record does not mean that you cannot volunteer with us. It may limit the different ways that you can get involved, but please get in touch if you require more information.

This is a voluntary position that supports the work of our services and is not replacing the work of a paid member of staff. This role profile does not form part of any contract of employment.