Volunteer Van Assistant - Worthing

Turning Tides

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A bit about the role:

To assist the Turning Tides Volunteer Van Driver in their duties.

What will I be doing?

  • To assist the Turning Tides Volunteer Van Driver carrying out deliveries and collections of items (including furniture) usually from people’s homes to our storage unit, or one of our Projects.
  • To act at all times as a representative of Turning Tides in public, providing a high level of customer service by being polite and respectful to supporters, and to ensure that items being delivered or collected are handled and transported carefully, to contact the office immediately if there are any problems attending a delivery or collection.
  • To be committed to health and safety by taking precautions when lifting and carrying items as per Manual Handling training.
  • To volunteer on a rota basis agreeing to come in at set times, and to give appropriate notice directly to the Donations Coordinator or Volunteer Coordinator if you are unable to attend.


  •  Be inclusive and welcoming.
  •  Communicate with staff on duty.
  •  Enthusiastic and enjoys being part of a busy team.
  •  Be flexible to the needs of the staff member on duty.
  •  Abide by the Confidentiality, Professional Boundaries and Health and Safety Policies at all times.
  •  Fit and able to carry out physical duties such as lifting and moving furniture.


  • Working in a team
  • Gaining experience with a homeless charity
  • Supporting vulnerable people

Practical Considerations

  • Turning Tides offers volunteers training so your time volunteering is the best it can be, is as safe as possible, and of course adds value to your experience and to Turning Tides.
  • Every volunteer regardless of role will have their initial induction where you will be taken through our Volunteer handbook. The induction will cover Professional Boundaries, Safeguarding and Equality and Diversity and be a chance for you to ask any questions.
  • We will provide ongoing support and everything you need to get started. You will be asked to attend a training session, so you are comfortable and happy in your role.

When do I need to be available?

Details Times & Commitment: weekday mornings (days to be agreed) – minimum 1 morning per week.
Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?

Town Hall
Chapel Road
West Sussex
BN11 1HA

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training
    Health & Safety training will be provided along with a site specific induction and manual handling training