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Volunteer Van Driver / Collection Assistant

Volunteer Van Driver / Collection Assistant
Essential Needs (Community Furniture Store of Harrogate & District)
Description of the role:

Our charity furniture store collects donated items of furniture in the Harrogate district. We also deliver items purchased by customers. Our volunteer drivers and assistants work in teams to collect and deliver furniture as well as assist with general warehouse duties. To drive the van you will need to be aged over 25 and have a relevant and clean driving licence.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

We would love to hear from you if you are friendly, enthusiastic and enjoy working in a small team. The role does require you to be physically fit and be able to lift a variety of items of furniture. Full training will be provided as well as ongoing support so no previous experience is necessary.

Practical information:

We ask for a minimum commitment of half a day a week, either morning (8.30-12noon) or afternoon (12.30-4.00) preferably on the same day each week which allows us to plan collections and deliveries effectively. To drive the van you will need to be aged over 25 and have a relevant and clean driving licence.

If it might be of interest or you wish to know more about the role, please feel free to contact our friendly team.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: Yes
Car owner: No
Open to: Ages 18+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
Back Gladstone Street
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 29.05.2019
Organisation Information

Essential Needs is a registered local charity that collects good quality furniture, electrical items and other household goods from generous donors and sells them on at nominal cost to those on low income or income based benefits. Many of our clients are excluded from traditional sources of furniture. By providing low cost furniture we help our clients to gain stability and comfort by helping then create a home in which to live. Essential Needs also offers volunteering opportunities for those interested in helping people within their local community. We have opportunities within retail and customer care and collecting and delivering furniture.

Charity number: 1108046