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

Stores Person

Full day or half day shifts (Mon-Fri) for someone interested in the organisational aspect of FareShare South West’s warehouse operations. This includes responsibilities in 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. There is also the opportunity to be a driver or driver’s mate within this role, if in possession of a full UK Drivers License

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

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

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