Van Driver

Our volunteer van drivers are vital to our operations. Drivers make sure our food gets delivered to schools, charities and community groups across the South West! Together with your driver’s mate, you’ll spend the day (9am – 3pm) out and about collecting and delivering food. You must be over 18, have a standard driving license and be happy to drive a van. Our volunteer team and Fleet Manager will provide a full induction, training and support.

Click on the location name below to apply to be one of our volunteer drivers!

Little Ann Street, Bristol
Vale Lane, Bristol
Sisna Park, Plymouth

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

Warehouse Assistant

Our warehouse volunteers are at the heart of what we do. Warehouse volunteers are of all ages and from all walks of life. They’re responsible for sorting and packing the vital food orders that go out each day to charities across the South West. Every day is different, and you’ll be part of a friendly, supportive and welcoming team.

Click on the location name below to apply to be one of our volunteer warehouse assistants!

Little Ann Street, Bristol 
Vale Lane, Bristol
Sisna Park, Plymouth

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

Driver's Mate

A crucial member of the van crew, Driver’s Mates work alongside drivers to collect and deliver food to charities, schools and foodbanks across the South West. You’ll help plan routes, navigate, and load and unload vital food supplies. On the way, you’ll get to know the people we deliver food to, as well as other volunteers and members of the FareShare South West team.

Click on the location name below to apply to be one of our volunteer Driver’s Mates!

Little Ann Street, Bristol
Vale Lane, Bristol
Sisna Park, Plymouth

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

Stores Person

Interested in learning more about warehouse operations? Stores people are responsible for stock rotation, moving and recording the food that comes into the warehouses, assisting with orders and keeping the warehouse functioning smoothly.

Click here to apply now!

Volunteering at FareShare South West offers me the opportunity to feel like part of a team, building a brighter future and helping others; with friendly faces and joviality it's been a joy every shift"
Alys, Stores person

Admin or Fundraising volunteer

Are you good with words or an excel wizard? Would you love to volunteer but can’t commit to a warehouse shift? Our office-based teams including Membership, Communications and Fundraising often need support and would love to hear from you.

Email or Contact Us

It's brilliant to be able to use my skills to help a charity that's local to me and making a real impact. The team are friendly, flexible and super hard-working and I've learned loads from them over the last few months.
Leah, Office Volunteer

Corporate Volunteer Days

Looking for ideas to engage your team? As the region’s biggest food charity, we’re on a mission to find regular groups of corporate volunteers who can commit to a monthly or fortnightly slot to help sort and pack food in our warehouse as well as collect and deliver vital food supplies to charities across the region. If your team can spare half a day on a regular basis, get in touch!

Email to register your interest. Thank you!

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 today. I couldn't believe the quality of the food - or that it would have otherwise gone to waste."
Lucy, HSBC volunteering day

Volunteer policy and volunteer handbook

We take our responsibilities to you as a volunteer very seriously.

Read the volunteer policy

Before start volunteering with us, we’ll send you a copy of the volunteering handbook, which has lots of important information to help you know what to expect.

Read the volunteer handbook

Over 3 million tonnes of the food that goes to waste each year is still edible

That’s enough for seven billion meals

Find out more about what we do