Driver's Assistant

Somerset Wood Recycling

Name: Driver's Assistant
Organisation: Somerset Wood Recycling
Location: The Motex Centre, Winterstoke Road, Weston super Mare, BS23 3YW
Type: Part Time
We are looking for volunteers who can be reliable and give a regular commitment but we can be flexible about dates and times.


We collect much of our wood from local businesses. WE need volunteers to assist our paid drivers by going out with them to collect wood, load and unload it, sort and store it on our site.

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Organisation Description

Somerset Wood Recycling is a not for profit social enterprise, based in Weston-super-Mare and up and running since 2007. Most frequently our work centres around people whose lives aren’t quite ‘right’ – whether that’s because of unemployment, criminal behaviour, drug and alcohol issues, mental health issues etc, Our aim is to help them reposition their lives in a positive way.

Key to this is offering support and training in a real work environment, where quality of service is essential and soft skills such as team work and punctuality need to be good (or, if they aren’t, improved).

The kinds of activities we involve people in are:

Making products from recycled wood
Painting and refurbishing
Work in parks – such as planting and bench refurbishment
Invasive weed control – Japanese knotweed etc
Work in open spaces (clearance, fly-tipping removal, installations)
Wood collections and wood sorting


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Cause / Interests

  • Employment
  • Environment
  • Prisoners and Ex-Offenders

Types of Activity

  • General and Helping
  • Practical Work and DIY

Skills and Qualifications


No skills or experience required.

You will need to be physically fit and healthy in order to lift and carry wood in and out of vans.


*Support a great local organisation by giving your time
*Do something physical and practical that gets you out and about
*Gain experience of working as part of a small friendly team and dealing with people

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 16
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: Considered on an individual basis
Offer: NA
Training: NA
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion