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Errand Drivers

We are in need of drivers to deliver food to the zoo. Openings are Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays every other week from 2 pm-3pm.

We are also in need of drivers to pick up from grocery stores. We need substitutes to train and then help fill in during absences or when others go on vacation. Two volunteers at a time are allowed, for example a couple or a parent and teen. Heavy lifting up to 60 pounds may be involved.


Objective: To pick up donated food for HSHM from various grocery stores, restaurants, the food bank, food drive locations, etc. There are also some deliveries involved (e.g. taking unwanted produce to the zoo), depending on the role of the driver.

Location: 303 E. Oakland Ave., Bloomington, IL (Bread for Life Co-op located in the basement)


  • Arrive punctually and practice good communication with staff
  • Drive our vehicle, or your own, to pick up food donations from various locations
  • Unload food donations, and possibly help weigh/store donations as needed
  • Eventually, if needed, you may be asked to assist with training new volunteer errand drivers
  • Exhibit respect and care for residents, co-op members, volunteers, staff, donors, et al.


  • 21+ years of age with valid driver’s license
  • Volunteer application on file
  • Closed toed shoes required (tennis shoes are fine)
  • Long hair may need to be pulled back

Time Commitment: 1-3 hours weekly, or bi-weekly, with the intent to commit long-term.

Training/Support: Pantry/Co-op staff or another volunteer errand driver will provide as much training as you need to get comfortable with our vehicle, the routes, and the procedures, and continued support will be provided as needed.

Benefits: You will be playing a key role in gathering provisions for the Bread for Life Co-op and our shelter’s dining center, and you will have the opportunity to learn more about our mission especially as it relates to Food Services. Additionally, over the long term, you may find that you’ve developed valuable relationships with other volunteers, co-op members, staff, and donors.

Department Supervisors: 

Samantha Williams, Resource Coordinator,

309-828-7356 ext. 228

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