Join us in the fight against food waste!
Without the amazing work of our thousands of volunteers across the country, FoodCycle simply wouldn’t be possible.
So much of our success is down to our incredible volunteers and, as a Food Collection volunteer, you’ll be gathering the essential supplies for our kitchens and saving good food from going to waste.
Hop on your bike, take to the streets or jump in the car and help us to rescue lots of tasty food. Take this food to your local project, where our cooking volunteers will transform it into a delicious, three-course meal for the community.
Hop on your bike, take to the streets or jump in the car and help us to rescue lots of tasty food from the bin. Join us to take this food to your local Project, where our cooking volunteers will transform it into a delicious, three-course meal for the community.
As a FoodCycle volunteer you will receive basic training in Food Safety, Health & Safety, and Safeguarding when you register. After registering, you will have access to a variety of free online resources and training via the FoodCycle volunteer portal, including mental health awareness and guides for serving nutritious meals and talking to guests.
We don’t look for minimum commitments, but we love it if you keep coming back! An average food collection slot is 2 hours. You can volunteer weekly, monthly or just when you have the time.
A small number of these roles are walkable but for the majority of our Projects you will need access to a car or a bicycle. Car drivers will need a full UK driving license, a road-worthy vehicle, up to date road tax, MOT certificate and fully comprehensive insurance. Cyclists will need a road-worthy bicycle (with the ability to attach a trailer) and a helmet.
You don’t need any specific experience; we just want you to be enthusiastic about supporting your local community. We ask that you complete all the required training and follow all policies and procedures.
You can claim travel expenses, including mileage, in line with our volunteer policy.
All volunteers must be over the age of 18.
Our Check-in and Chat volunteer roles are fully remote and involve making weekly phone calls to people that may be feeling lonely and in need of social interaction.
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