Meals On Wheels Delivery Driver

Plymouth Community Meals

Name: Meals On Wheels Delivery Driver
Organisation: Plymouth Community Meals
Location: Community Meals Service, Windsor House, Tavistock Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 5UF
Type: Part Time


(18+) To deliver meals on wheels to a largely elderly client group where it will be important to build and maintain relationships with the clients to better understand their needs and be able to report back client concerns so that they may be acted on.

You will be part of a friendly and helpful team who are dedicated to the well-being of people in our community and play a vital role in the connection between Social services and the client.

We are a 7 day a week service for 365 days per year and the deliveries take place between the hours of 11.00 to 13.30. The amount of volunteering that you are willing to invest and our needs will be agreed with you at the informal interview.

You will need to have access to your own car and we will reimburse you for the use of this to deliver the meals at a rate of £0.45 per mile.

This is an extremely rewarding position which on occasion can be challenging (finding your way etc). However, full support is available at all times with mobile phones provided and training given.

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Organisation Description

Cooking and delivery of meals to clients within their own homes or a lunch club setting.

To aid people to remain independent within their own homes, through the provision of safe, wholesome meals and a daily check on welfare.


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Cause / Interests

  • Elderly
  • Mental Health

Types of Activity

  • Befriending and Buddying
  • Catering
  • Driving

Skills and Qualifications


None needed at time of application. Applicants will need a DBS at enhanced level before undertaking duties (we will pay for and process this). A basic food hygiene course will be organised on your behalf.

The ability to handle cash and complete simple book work, knowledge of the Plymouth area (roads) and an understanding of issues relating to older people would all be an advantage.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: Yes - Travel Expenses
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: NA
Offer: Yes
Training: Yes, an induction and training through shadowing other drivers will be given until you feel confident to complete a route for yourself.
Other: Please Note: A DBS check is required for this role. If potential volunteers have not heard from the organisation within a week, please contact Plymouth Volunteer Connections as detailed in this document.

Recruitment Method

Informal discussion, References, Trial Period, DBS Check