Love to meet and chat with people, and looking for a fun way to make a difference in your community?
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 Hosting Volunteer, you’ll support the team in creating a warm, welcoming environment. You’ll serve food, share a meal with our guests, encourage conversation and clean up afterwards. You’ll be supported by a FoodCycle qualified Project Leader, who will help you develop your hosting skills.
You’ll learn some great customer service skills – like how to run front-of-house and serve a great meal, and build lasting relationships with our guests, ensuring they have a great time and come back week after week.
As a Hosting Volunteer, you’ll support the team in creating a warm, welcoming environment for our guests. You’ll serve food, share a meal with our guests, encourage conversation and clean up after the meal. You’ll be supported by a FoodCycle qualified Project Leader, who will help you develop your hosting skills.
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 hosting slot is 4 hours. You can volunteer weekly, monthly or just when you have the time.
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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