We’re looking for volunteer van drivers to help with collecting waste wood and delivering customer orders across Edinburgh and the Lothians. This role is based at our social enterprise, Move On Wood Recycling, in Granton, Edinburgh. Move On Wood Recycling collects waste wood, sells quality timber, and provides work experience, training and volunteering opportunities.

What the role involves

  • Collecting waste wood from trade and domestic customers
  • Dropping off customer orders of timber and upcycled furniture
  • Opportunity to load and unload the van, or we can provide a driver’s assistant, if you would prefer to stick to the driving!
  • Minimum commitment of one day a week (six hours)


  • A standard driving license
  • 25 years old or over
  • Confident to drive a medium-sized van (experience is preferable)
  • Friendly and comfortable interacting with different people, including staff, trainees, volunteers and customers
  • If you would prefer to volunteer without an assistant, you must be able physically fit to complete tasks including lifting and loading
  • Must join the PVG Scheme


  • Active and sociable role, building relationships with staff, trainees, volunteers and customers
  • Gain a variety of skills including route planning, time management, organising and communication skills
  • Reference available after a set period in the role
  • Opportunity to volunteer in other areas of the business, if interested
  • PVG Scheme fee paid for
  • Reasonable travel and lunch expenses provided
  • You will directly support a social enterprise saving wood from going to waste and providing training and employment opportunities to vulnerable young people

How to apply

If you’re interested in the role, or would like further information, please contact James on james@moveon.org.uk or 0131 551 6937