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Become a volunteer with FareShare

We are currently looking for volunteers to support us as warehouse assistants and drivers. Your work will be invaluable as it is more important than ever that we are able to continue reaching charities and communities that rely on us for their food supply.

Location: Nationwide

What you will be doing

Warehouse Assistant

Volunteer in the warehouse to sort the food that we receive from our food partners and pick daily orders for charities. It’s a great way to keep fit and all you need is a sturdy pair of hands!

• Working as part of a team to manually sort and store large deliveries of surplus food

• Helping to assemble the daily deliveries of food for local charities and community groups

• Making sure the food is within use by dates and handled safely

• Contacting our charity members to talk through the food we have available to create their weekly food order

Driver

A standard driving licence is all you need to deliver our food once or twice a week to children’s clubs, homeless hostels and refuges in your area. We’ve got the vans, we just need you!

• You will be the vital link between us and the charities, getting the food to where it’s needed

• Dropping off the weekly orders of food at local charities and collecting surplus from local food businesses with the help of a Driver’s Assistant

• You’ll be the friendly face of FareShare interacting with the charities, making sure they get the food they need

• Working with other volunteers to load up the van with daily deliveries before you head out

What you will have

Warehouse Assistant

• Able to perform physical tasks including lifting and loading

• Basic literacy and numeracy skills to record quantities and types of food

• Work well as part of a team

• Happy to complete tasks independently according to instruction

• Adaptable – managing surplus can be unpredictable so day to day tasks can vary

• Positive, friendly, and enthusiastic about tackling food waste and food poverty

Driver

• A standard driving licence

• Confident to drive a medium-sized van (experience is preferable)

• Good at map reading and able to use a Sat Nav system

• Positive, friendly and personable, interacting well with different people

• Able to perform physical tasks including lifting and loading

• Adaptable – managing surplus can be unpredictable so day to day routes and drop off points can vary

Onwards to our company and culture…

We are FareShare

         We believe that no good food should go to waste

We redistribute surplus food to charities that turn it into meals. We are doers. We are a community. We change lives.

Our impact

2018/2019 has been FareShare’s biggest year yet with a huge increase in the number of community groups benefiting from our service. The number of charities that we support increased to 10,943 and the number of people accessing FareShare food each week rose to 924,325.

The food we redistributed contributed towards 46.5 million meals and saved the charity sector £33.7 million.

Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of good food is wasted by the UK food industry every year. At the same time, millions of people are struggling to afford to eat. Our work addresses these two issues by redistributing food industry surplus, which would otherwise go to waste, to the people who need it most.

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