Warehouse Volunteer

Our warehouse volunteers are at the heart of what we do. Our team is responsible for sorting, storing and recording the food we get delivered to our warehouse. They also assemble food orders for our charity members across the South West. Every day is different, and you’ll be part of a fun, welcoming team. There’s something for people of all abilities!

There is a great work environment at FareShare South West. Everyone from top to bottom at FSSW is friendly. My responsibilities change every day I am here, and I enjoy representing a charity which supports our community.
Safraz, FSSW Warehouse Volunteer

Van Driver

Our van drivers are vital to the work we do. Drivers make sure our food gets delivered to charity members in Bath, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Somerset. You must be over 18 to do this role, have a full, clean licence and be confident driving a 3.5 tonne van.

Volunteering here is a helpful way to spend my week now that I am retired. As a van driver I enjoy seeing the range of charities out there that FSSW delivers food to. The staff and other volunteers are very supportive here.
Paul, Volunteer Driver

Delivery assistant volunteer

Delivery assistants help drivers deliver food to our member charities

It's crazy the amount of food that is wasted, and this is such a simple concept of bring it all together to redistribute. You can really see what goes on from start to finish.
Libby, volunteer

Cycling volunteer

Cycling volunteers take our power-assisted bikes out into Bristol to deliver smaller orders to local charities. *PLEASE NOTE due to space restrictions in our warehouse to ensure social distancing is possible, we have paused cycling deliveries for the time being. We hope to restart soon!

It's fun, I love riding the electric bike. I love dealing with member charities and it keeps me fit. I'm really keen on stopping good food going to landfill, so this small contribution makes me feel good!
Veronica, cycling volunteer

Corporate Volunteer Days

Looking for a one-off team day for your staff team? Click here to find out more about Corporate Volunteer Days.


I have to say I had no idea of the scale of the issue before I came in here to volunteer. I've learnt so much going out on the vans around Bristol today. I couldn't believe the quality of the food- or that it would have otherwise gone to waste."
Lucy, HSBC volunteering day

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