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 – 4pm) out and about collecting and delivering food. You must be over 18, have a standard driving license and be happy driving (or learning to drive) a van. We’ll provide a full induction, training and support from our dedicated volunteer coordinators. Click here to apply now and help Drive Out Hunger!

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 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! Click here to apply now!

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 community groups across the South West. You’ll help plan routes, navigate, and load and unload the vans. 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 here to apply now!

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

Full-day or half-day shifts (Mon-Fri) for people interested in FareShare South West’s warehouse operations. This includes stock rotation, moving and recording goods coming into warehouse and fridge, condensing and restacking stock as needed, assisting with order picking and goods-out, general tidying of ambient area and fridge, including use of a bailer. 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? For Summer 2022, we’re calling on businesses in Bristol (and beyond) to help us Drive Out Hunger. As the region’s biggest food charity, we’re on a mission to find volunteer van drivers who can help collect and deliver good quality surplus food to charities across the region. And we need YOU to help spread the word. If you and your colleagues can spare half a day over the Summer holidays to help deliver flyers, put up posters and share our campaign, get in touch! Email to register your interest or click here to read more. 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

270,000 tonnes of perfectly edible food gets wasted by the food industry each year.

That’s enough for nearly 650,000,000 meals

Find out more about what we do