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Van Drivers
Disability Action Yorkshire
Description of the role:

We collect donated furniture items (including full house clearance) from around the Harrogate district and drop them off to be checked, tested and sold in our warehouse. We also offer a delivery service to customers buying items from the warehouse. As a Volunteer Van Driver you will be accompanied by a Volunteer Driver’s Assistant or member of staff when collecting and delivering furniture and assisting 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:

You will be given full training and any necessary ongoing support to carry out your volunteering role. We welcome and encourage volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds and no prior experience is necessary.

The following personal qualities would be beneficial:

• Enthusiasm
• Physical fitness and strength
• A passion for offering good customer service
• Ability to follow instructions
• Positive approach to disability
• Willingness to learn
• Ability to work as part of a team

To drive the van you will need to be aged over 25 and have a relevant and clean driving licence.

Practical information:

We generally ask for a commitment of half a day a week, where possible, (between the hours of 10am and 3pm), preferably on the same day each week for the purposes of planning collections and deliveries. We would like to aim for the van to be in and out each day to keep up with customer requests.

Full induction and ongoing training provided.

Out of pocket expenses reimbursed.

Located close to Hornbeam Park railway station and Leeds Road bus services.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: Yes
Car owner: No
Open to: Age 17+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 02.05.2019
Organisation Information

Disability Action Yorkshire works with disabled people, providing a range of options and practical solutions which include:
Personal care and support for younger physically disabled people at our residential facility 34 Claro Road
A personal assistance service working with disabled people within their own homes and the local community
Training for younger disabled people and adults in the skills required for employment, life skills and accredited courses, this is linked to a furniture warehouse selling pre-used, quality furniture, on a commission basis, to the general public
Offering advice and practical support on helping someone to live their life more independently, including advice on assistive technology
A buddying scheme matches volunteers to enable people to achieve personal life goals, whatever they may be
Our Think Access project we work with local businesses and community leaders with the aim of making Harrogate totally accessible
Fully accessible holiday accommodation in a beautiful lodge in the Lincolnshire Wolds

Charity number: 1044373

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