Driver Assistant

Devon & Cornwall Food Action (DCFA)

Name: Driver Assistant
Organisation: Devon & Cornwall Food Action (DCFA)
Location: Unit 1 Ocean Key, Richmond Walk, Stonehouse, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 4LL
Type: Part Time


(18+) Devon & Cornwall Food Association (DCFA) Plymouth Hub currently has some exciting vacancies available to those who have some time to spare and the motivation to make a difference to their community.

DCFA are looking for driver assistants to help lighten the load and accompany drivers for late night food collections. Would you be willing to buddy up?

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Organisation Description

DCFA aims to stop good, in-date food produce from going to landfill. We aim to share it out to those community organisations in Devon & Cornwall that help the disadvantaged either by providing meals or issuing food parcels. Hence our Strapline: Spare Food is Share Food!

DCFA currently has one paid member of staff (our Project Coordinator), however all it's helpers, including its Board of Trustees, are unpaid volunteers. Many also work or volunteer for other charitable organisations in the area, which means each of them understands all too well just how difficult it is to provide food for the disadvantaged among us.

It is so sad to see food producers sending good food to landfill sites simply because it has been packaged or labelled incorrectly or whatever! Especially sad when there are so many hungry people in our communities these days during this current recession. The result of redistributing this food produce to our registered charitable organisations means that they in turn can save money. And the cash saved can be put to their own core-aims. DCFA does not and will not issue food directly to individuals... only to the charitable organisations that have registered with DCFA.


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Cause / Interests

  • Environment

Types of Activity

  • Befriending and Buddying
  • Driving

Skills and Qualifications


Good communication skills. Because of the timing of this voluntary role which may involve delivering food parcels later in the evening we would prefer older volunteers. This role may not be as suitable for students.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: Yes Out of pocket expenses reimbursed. Fuel rate is 35p per mile.
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: No
Offer: Yes
Training: Manual Handling, Food Hygiene, Health & Safety, First Aid.
Other: We will aim to respond to potential volunteers within two weeks from initial contact.

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion, Interview