Purpose: The Driver is responsible for food donation pick-up and assisting warehouse staff and volunteers as needed
Timely pick-up from local stores and delivery of products
Complies with material handling and food safety guidelines and advises management on needed actions
Assists with unloading and storing all products according to established procedures
Assists donors with unloading food
Records poundage of food donations
Keeps accurate mileage records in logbooks
May be asked to assist with local food drives and special events related to food pick-up
Must have a valid Virginia driver’s license and own transportation (God’s Storehouse will provide the truck or van used to pick up donated food items)
Safe driving record required
Experience driving large van, large and small trucks
Experience in the operation of warehouse equipment such as forklifts and pallet jacks according to the established safety regulations
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Available to work weekday mornings and/or occasional weekends
Ability to lift, push, and pull a minimum of 60 pounds repetitively and safely
Ability to tolerate walking and standing on hard surfaces for up to 2 hours at a time
Ability to climb into and out of a truck
Time commitment varies depending on volunteer availability. A typical shift will be 2-4 hours, up to three times per week. If unable to commit to a weekly shift, volunteers can also opt to be placed on an alternate list to be called whenever there is a volunteer absence or special event.
Monday - Friday, 8:30am-12pm/shorter shifts available
Training and Support:
The Driver will receive an orientation to God’s Storehouse from the Assistant Director prior to starting the position. New volunteers will serve alongside experienced volunteers for on-the-job training. All volunteers will receive on-going trainings applicable to their position.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About God's Storehouse
750 Memorial Drive, Danville, VA 24541, US
God’s Storehouse collaborates with the local faith-based community to collect food, distribute food resources to those in need, and promote nutrition in Danville and Pittsylvania County.
More than 16,000 people in Danville live on incomes below the federal poverty line. More than 6,500 people have incomes that only reach slightly above the federal poverty line and are unable to qualify for federal/state assistance programs. God’s Storehouse is able to serve the needs of these groups, ensuring cupboards are never completely bare and people can always feed their families.
Most of the work of God’s Storehouse is performed by 25-30 volunteers each day we are open for distribution. God's Storehouse also employs five staff members: Director, Assistant Director, Warehouse Manager, Van Driver, and Warehouse Clerk.
The God’s Storehouse motto is, "United to End Hunger." The original goal of reaching those in need to provide food is still our objective.