When We Need You
From 03/09/2009 onwards
Working as part of a team the volunteer driver would help organise the scheduling of the van to uplift offers of donated furniture from the public. We are often providing an alternative to dumping with people happy to see their furniture being put to good use rather than ending up in land fill. The furniture is then brought to our Warehouse/Showroom where we can carry out check, minor repairs and cleaning as required. Through working in conjunction with a variety of support agencies the furniture is in turn passed to those who can least afford access to new items. Service users can visit our showroom and when they have chosen their furniture we then provide a delivery service which often ends with their house being transformed into a home. HOW DO YOU GET INVOLVED? If you are interested in this opportunity please get in touch with us using the contact details on this page. Alternatively you can register your interest directly using the Register Interest facility. If you do not receive a response within [1 - 2] working days, please contact the Volunteer Centre. [The next step is to make arrangements to meet for an informal chat] It generally takes around [7 – 10 days] after you contact us to get you started.
About Second Opportunities (Ibrox)
To relieve the poverty of the most marginalised sections of society through the re-use of essential household furniture. To provide an attractive alternative to perfectly good furniture which is currently dumped and in the process make an impact on the amount being diverted from landfill.
Skills & Experience
Driving License, and comfortable driving a box van
302 Broomloan Rd, Ibrox, Glasgow G51 2JQ. 5 minutes walk from Ibrox underground and a variety of bus routes
Induction/Training, Informal Chat, Trial Period
Training and Induction Details
Induction covers introduction to the organisation, its people, the building, the working practices and health & Safety. Support includes a buddy system with existing staff/volunteers to help learn our operation
Driving / escorting
we pay public transport rates on submission of receipts/tickets”; “we will reimburse cost of phone calls on submission of relevant form”
Frequency & Commitment
No minimum commitment required.
Volunteers must be at least 25 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
302 Broomloan Rd
Contact: Matthew McKivett
Tel: 0141 425 1177