Tesco Fareshare food delivery champion

Collecting food from Tesco Norham Road or Whitley Lodge and bringing it to The BASE in Whitley Bay.

Fareshare Food Collection Drivers are responsible for collecting Fareshare donations from supermarkets at designated times and delivering them to the Base in Whitley Bay. Food is then distributed by the team at the Base to vulnerable young people. This volunteer role does not involve any contact with young people.

About Barnardo's North Tyneside

Barnardo’s believes in children, no matter who they are.

What skills do I need?

Volunteers will need to have access to suitable transport in order to do this role. We are looking for volunteers who are reliable and punctual, as supermarket collections must be made on certain days at certain times. Volunteers need to be trustworthy and willing to represent Barnardo’s. Volunteers will need to install an app on their phone.

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Barnardo's North Tyneside

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Quick Enquiry


  • Children
  • Food Banks


  • Driving
  • General Helping
  • Practical Skills


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    18 plus
  • Child Protection Policy (where relevant)
    Not relevant to role. One is available.
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Paid at 40p per mile with a cap of £10 per day.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
    This is a low key role that involves the volunteer responding to a notification on an app, driving to a Tesco store (prearranged – North Shields or Whitley Lodge) loading their own vehicle with donated items, driving back to The BASE, unlocking the building, moving the food into the fridges/work bench and locking up again. It is a functional, practical role that we have found requires little support.
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
    Basic training into Barnardo’s policies and procedures.
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Vulnerable Adults Policy (where relevant)

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening Yes Yes No No No No No

Availability Details

Applications to be made via the Barnardo’s website, stating The BASE, Whitley Bay. For an informal chat please contact Justine Carmichael on 0191-2532127 or 07810657807. https://volunteer.barnardos.org.uk/opportunities/17071-community-development-fareshare-food-collection-driver-the-base-service-whitley-bay-2021-03-02


The Base
The Esplanade
Whitley Bay
NE26 2AJ

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