Cargo bike driver

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Location: Borough Market Jubiliee Place Car Park, Winchester Walk, London, SE1 9BH (see map)

Travel: London Bridge station. The Hop Exchange bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • Collecting surplus food from the Plan Zheroes collection point in Borough Market.
  • Loading the food onto the cargo bike
  • Delivering the food to two local charities.
  • The bike is then returned to Borough Market where it is stored.
Plan Zheroes' cargo bike

Plan Zheroes' cargo bike

What impact will this have?

  • Charities that are not able to collect the surplus food from Borough Market will have it delivered
  • Having the food delivered means that the charities are able to receive the food without having to pay transport costs
  • The food that they receive from Borough Market is top quality and saves the charities having to use their budgets to buy food.

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • Help us get great surplus food from Borough Market to local charities by volunteering to drive an electric-assisted cargo bike on Saturdays with optional Wednesdays from 5:15-6:30 pm.

    Since 2014, Plan Zheroes has run a weekly surplus food collection at Borough Market. Starting just before 5pm when the market closes, our team of 3-4 volunteers visit traders and gather amazing surplus fruit & veg, bread and other products.

  • The food is brought to Plan Zheroes’ table where local charities then come to collect it. Some of the food is delivered to charities that cannot collect it via our free #BoroughDelivers bike service.

    This role requires someone in good physical shape for driving the bike and unloading deliveries. Experienced cyclists are preferred, although we will provide you with training on the bike. You will be covered under Plan Zheroes insurance.
    We have a rota of drivers and are seeking someone to volunteer 1-2 times per month.

Background checks

  • No background checks are required

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Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Cycling and ability to drive a cargo bike or ability to learn how to.
What skills can I gain?
  • Interpersonal
  • Team working
  • Practical
  • Outdoor work

Training

  • Full training in how to use the cargo bike will be given

Location

Borough Market Jubiliee Place Car Park, Winchester Walk, London, SE1 9BH

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