Volunteer Driver

We are looking for a volunteer driver to support the packing and assembly team with collection and delivery of goods and products.

Who we are?

Better Pathways has been supporting people with poor mental health and with learning disabilities and difficulties to volunteer on our therapeutic work programme since 1963. We have a dedicated, professional team working alongside our 100+ volunteers in a safe, supported space, growing their skills, confidence, and self-esteem, giving them a sense of purpose and achievement and the chance to engage more fully in our communities.

Our social enterprise provides packing, assembly, and light engineering services to businesses in the West Midlands. We are a valued supply chain partner supporting upwards of 30 businesses to deliver high quality end products to their customers.

Role Description

As a member of the team, you will have access to a large van and will be responsible for collecting goods and products from our customers and returning these once packing and assembly has been completed.

Your supervisor will pre-plan the delivery schedule and with the support of others in the team, goods and products will be assembled on pallets, shrink wrapped and loaded into the van. Upon delivery you will be requested to obtain a signature on the delivery notes, which must be returned to the office. You may be required to unload and load goods at the customer end, manual handling training will be provided by us. 

You will need to be physically fit and active for this driver role as you will be required to lift heavy items in and out of the vehicle.

Successful volunteers must hold a full, clean UK driving license and comply with the Highway Code.

Essential Criteria

  • Must be 21 years and older
  • Ability to volunteer flexible hours (Mon to Fri, 8am – 3pm)
  • A full, clean UK driving license
  • Experience of driving box van or similar sized vehicles
  • Hold a UK driving license for a minimum of 2 years


  • A chance to work in a friendly team and meet new people
  • Support and contribute towards the growth of a charitable organisation
  • Ability to gain valuable experience to add to your CV
  • Flexibility to fit with your lifestyle
  • Support from your supervisor


For further information and to apply please email recruitment@betterpathways.org.uk alternatively please call 0121 773 1455