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Errand Drivers

*Assistant needed for Thursday mornings*

Back-Up Drivers for Grocery Pick-Ups:

This position will be on-call to fill absences of our regular drivers. Shifts at 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and generally have 2 people per shift. Pick-Ups are done on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. This position does require lifting and moving crates, and will include training prior to being on-call.

Back-Up Drivers for Zoo and Compost Run:

This position will be on-call to fill absences of our regular drivers. Drivers can use our van for delivery or their own vehicle. Position includes picking up produce from our co-op and delivering it to Miller Park Zoo. Compost is also picked up and dropped off near the zoo. You will be trained prior to being on-call and the run is done between 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.


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: 301 E. Oakland Ave., Bloomington, IL (Bread for Life Co-op)


  • 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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