Learn new skills and get work experience at the region’s biggest food charity  

The FareChance programme helps young volunteers in Bristol get valuable work experience, gain new skills, and build their confidence in order to find meaningful work in the long-term.

The programme is just one of the many ways that FareShare South West supports volunteers. FareChance offers work experience across a range of industries including logistics, warehouse management, events, construction and project management. As well as practical experience, the programme provides young volunteers with new, transferable skills to take with them into the workplace.

Based at FareShare South West’s South Bristol warehouse (BS3), the FareChance programme runs for 12 weeks. Start dates are flexible and trainees are welcome to join at any time.

Trainees spend two days a week as part of the warehouse team, gaining practical, useful work experience including warehouse management, stock rotation and dispatch/delivery processes.

You’ll get accredited qualifications in Food Hygiene and Health & Safety, and support the operations team to manage and deliver good-quality, surplus food to charities, schools and food banks across Bristol and beyond.

As well as spending time in the warehouse and out on the vans, we’ll help you set goals, write a top notch CV and gain crucial communication skills. You’ll take part in practice interviews and get support and signposting for next steps.

No previous experience or skills are required – just a willingness to turn up and get involved.

If you’re aged 18-24 and looking for meaningful work experience, we want to hear from you! Register your interest by filling out the form below or email Employability Coach and Coordinator patrick.ward@faresharesouthwest.org.uk

Register your interest in the FareChance Programme

Registration is now OPEN for 18-24 year olds – no previous experience required.

FareShare is the only charity to take food from the wholesale level of the food industry

The vast majority of surplus occurs before food even gets to the supermarket. Each member of the FareShare network rescues that food and delivers it to those in need. FareShare Go is our supermarket collection service, which deals with supermarket-level surplus.

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