Volunteer Truck Driver

(Halton Fresh Food Box)

Position ID: V-HVC0078 Last Full Update: 22 May 2015
Opportunity Details
CommentsAn active person in good physical health with a general valid drivers license and a good driving record. No special licence is required.
ContactHalton Fresh Food Box; Email: manager@haltonfreshfoodbox.com
DutiesDriver picks up truck from the rental agency and brings truck to packing site unless directed to another place to pick up supplies to bring to the packing site. 
•Delivery team oversees the loading of boxes onto the truck. Work with the lead shipper to ensure the correct number of boxes are on truck.  
•Driver takes the lead to ensure the truck has a balanced load and that boxes of different sizes are easily accessible when reach drop sites. 
•Driver or Volunteer assistant reviews delivery order with box packing coordinator at the packing site before leaving on delivery. There may be minor changes each month to the delivery route.  
•Drive orders to drop-sites as required. Determine the best route to meet the schedule. 
•Substantial lifting and walking are required. Boxes sometimes exceed 25 lbs.  
•When arriving at drop sites – volunteer assistant and driver meet and greet volunteer drop site coordinator. Together using a dolly unload the boxes to the designated area. Driver and delivery assistant work together to offload as a team with shared workload. 
•The drivers and delivery personnel (two people on the truck at all times) are the community face of the program. Must be willing to be good ambassadors for the non-profit program which is nearly 100% volunteer operated.
More Info Linkhaltonfreshfoodbox.com
BenefitsMeet many new people. 
Help those most in need access healthy food 
Get to know your community better
ClientsMajority of Halton Fresh Food Box clients are people living on limited incomes or who are experiencing challenges accessing healthy foods. The Halton Fresh Food Box is a incorporated not for profit and is an equitable food access program.
Ages25 year(s) - 65 year(s)
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestFood Services / Nutrition ; General Manpower / Physical Labour ; Transportation / Driver / Delivery
Skills/ExperiencePrevious experience driving a cube truck is preferred  
Do not need to be a professional truck driver
Commitment LengthOne day a month for between 3 and 5 hours depending on the community
Minimum Hours3 / Month
Number of PositionsActon: 1 individual(s) ; Burlington: 1 individual(s) ; Georgetown: 1 individual(s) ; Milton: 1 individual(s) ; Oakville: 1 individual(s) 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
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Organization NameHalton Fresh Food Box
Address & Map
St Christopher's Anglican Church (office and work location)
662 Guelph Line
Burlington, ON L7R 3M8
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