What does a day in the shoes of a Salvos Stores truck driver look like? This week we talked to Victor Lan, a Driver at the Noble Park Warehouse, to find out the answer to that very question. Our truck drivers pick up donations that have been booked for a home delivery.
What brought you to working at Salvos Stores?
I was always keen to be in a role in which I could work towards helping those who are in need.
How long have you been with us?
About 3 years now.
What’s your favourite part of working at Salvos Stores?
Always being on the road and seeing different places gives you a feeling of freedom in a way that you wouldn’t be able to get in other roles.
Describe a typical day at work for you.
Full of adventures!
Describe your job in 3 words:
Fun, rewarding and stress-free.
Do you have any funny/interesting stories from your time with Salvos Stores?
I recently helped a donor to rescue her cat from a tree. It was a little challenging as the cat was very stubborn and not particularly friendly!
What’s the last thing a customer said to you?
“Don’t eat them all at once!” – She had given us a plate of biscuits that she had made earlier that day. But we didn’t listen and scoffed them all in one go!
If you have some quality donations that you’d like to book a home collection for please fill in this request form available on our website. Similarly if a role at Salvos Stores sounds like something you’d be interested in, head over to our careers page.