Driver Volunteer

Do you enjoy driving? Are you looking for a fulfilling, flexible volunteer opportunity in London where you can make a real difference to a community near you?

We’re looking for volunteer drivers to help collect food that would have otherwise been wasted and deliver it to charities and schools across London.

Keep reading to learn more about being a volunteer driver with Felix and to register your interest in the role!

Why drive with Felix?

Requirements and frequently asked questions

Learn more about driving with Felix

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Why do we urgently need drivers?

Right now, 48 tonnes of food is wasted each week across the UK while a cost of living crisis pushes more people into food poverty.

Our amazing drivers help rescue the food surplus before it becomes waste and deliver it to charities, schools and community organisations across London for people in need.

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Basic requirements to drive with Felix

Beyond being able to drive confidently, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Have a full driving licence with 6 points or less on the licence
  • Be 21 years old or over
  • Have been driving for a year or more
  • Be available for 3-5 hour driving shifts

Professional driving experience is a plus!

We will ask you to complete a driving assessment with us before you can go out in the van on your own.

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How long are the driving shifts?

Shifts tend to be 3-5 hours but maybe longer due to traffic or the number of stops. We have morning, afternoon & some evening shifts available, and are open from Monday-Saturday.

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Do I need a special licence or need any training before volunteering?

No, although we do ask to do a DVLA check and ask you have no more than 6 points on your licence. We will be asking you to do a driving assessment in one of our vans first. Drivers need to be 21 years or older and have been driving for a year or more. Please be aware that drivers who turn 70 are required to renew their licenses. If this applies to you, you will need to ensure your renewed license has the relevant C1 category to drive our vans.

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Are your vans manual or automatic?

They are manual. However, our Central London operation uses vans that are automatic and smaller.

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Will I be on my own?

It's up to you! We have a co-driver role which supports our drivers with navigating, as well as loading and unloading of vans. However, depending on volunteer numbers we cannot always guarantee you will have a co-driver, but please do discuss with the team if you have any concerns or preferences and we will accommodate where we can.

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Do I need to be physically fit to do this role?

Ideally yes as the role involves loading and unloading vans. However, we will work with you to make the role more accessible and will provide support where possible. We also have co-drivers who can help with the physical side of the role.

Register your interest today

This is your first step in the process to become a volunteer driver with Felix. Once registered, we will send you an email with info for the following steps.

about the felix project

We are a London charity working with businesses to rescue their good quality surplus food - food that would otherwise go to waste - and deliver it free of charge to hundreds of local charities and schools in London.

Thanks to thousands of generous donors and volunteers, last year we delivered over 30 million meals to feed vulnerable Londoners.

We are only missing you!

I am naturally very curious so love visiting the various charities that we drop food off at and the companies we collect food from chatting with people working at them and finding out what they do, if I am lucky I get a tour as well. I love driving a big white van … oops I mean a green Felix van!

Rebecca