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Join our award-winning volunteer team!

Updated: 6 days ago


We're delighted to have received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service recently. We're now on the look out for more #FoodHeroes to join our award winning team. We have a variety of roles on offer, so if you want to stop food waste in our town please get in touch!


To apply please email these details to tammy@shrewsburyfoodhub.org.uk

  • Your name

  • Contact phone number/ email

  • Availability

  • If you can drive/ have a vehicle/ can drive a van

  • A bit about why you'd like to volunteer/ which role interests you


Current Roles available

If you have any other skills you'd like to offer please also get in touch!


Depot Assistants

Objective: To keep depot activities running smoothly


Task: A varied role – no two days are the same! Tasks include food collections from suppliers (in your vehicle/our van); receiving deliveries and sorting food ready to go out to our partners; maintaining a tidy/ safe depot. You will be a key part of our food rescue operation!


Training: Digital welcome/ Induction presentations. In person training at the depot. Covid safety. Food Safety Level 2 & Manual Handling training. Van training.


Timing: Weekdays 9:30am – 12 noon, 12 noon – 3:30pm


Skills: A hands on person who likes to get stuck in with any task that pops up! Flexible, with the ability to think on their feet as part of a team. Ability to lift (sometimes heavy) loads. Access to vehicle. Ability to drive Movano van desirable but not essential.



Van Drivers


Objective: To collect & deliver large amounts of food


Task: To safely drive our van (Ronnie) to collect & deliver food. Depending on your availability, this could be regular early morning collections from supermarkets & deliveries or ad hoc collections of food throughout the day. This could sometimes be chilled/ frozen food, as we now have a chiller van. You’ll be amazed at the range and amount of food that we redistribute, which would have otherwise been wasted!


Training: Digital welcome/ Induction presentations. In person training at the depot. Covid safety. Food Safety Level 2 & Manual Handling training. Van training.


Timing: Either 7:30 – 9:30 am weekdays/weekends or ad hoc (responding to our on call whatsapp group)


Skills: Safe, confident van driver (or have the desire to be trained). Clean driving license. Ability to lift & carry. Willingness to drive further afield than Shrewsbury to collect surplus food desirable.



Food Rescue Drivers


Objective: To collect, sort & deliver surplus food


Task: Be a food hero! Collect leftover food from 4/5 supermarkets, bring it to sort at the depot with the team, then deliver it out to our partner groups e.g The Ark, Schools. You will be key to getting good food into bellies & not bins!


Training: Digital welcome/ Induction presentations. In person training to show you the route. Covid safety. Food Safety Level 2 & Manual Handling training. Van training.


Timing: Monday – Sat 7:30 – 9:30am or Sunday 8:30 – 10:30am


Skills: Ability to lift (sometimes heavy) loads. Driving license. Access to vehicle (that can fit food trays in). A team player that can think on their feet. Ability to drive Movano van desirable.

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