Van Assistant

Do you enjoy getting out and about? Are you physically fit and aware of manual handling techniques? If so, we need your help to deliver and collect furniture and household items for Emmaus Bradford. Our van is on the road Mon-Sat delivering and collecting household items, which reduces waste going to landfill and helps our social enterprise to grow. If you would like to use your spare time to help Emmaus Bradford, to gain skills, and to meet new people, please get in touch.

In house training in heavy lifting techniques and PPE required for this role are supplied.

Main duties

  • Manual handling
  • Customer service
  • Safely loading and unloading the van
  • Completing paperwork for collections and deliveries (using an app)
  • Processing and warehousing the collected items.


Skills and experience needed

  • Experience of manual handling
  • Knowledge of health and safety procedures
  • Team work, customer service and problem-solving skills
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic and a positive, can do attitude.

Time commitment

We are looking for volunteers who can commit 1 day per week (9:30am-4pm) on a regular day Mon-Sat.

Training, support and benefits

  • Full induction when you start
  • Support throughout from our Warehouse Manager
  • An opportunity to develop your skills and experience for a worthwhile cause
  • Further training where possible
  • Travel expenses within the local area / lunch expenses
  • References provided


  • Age restrictions
    over 18s
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    travel ./ lunch expenses
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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

Availability Details

Flexible role. Days/times negotiable


This opportunity is available Countywide.

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