Volunteer Roles

Food Collection Volunteer

Roll up your sleeves, get on your bike and join us in the fight against food waste!

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Job Description

Looking for a fun way to make a difference in your community?

You sound like you’re a FoodCycler!

We work with thousands of volunteers across the country and, without their amazing work, FoodCycle simply wouldn’t be possible. So much of our success is down to our incredible volunteers and, best of all, you can join them!


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, 3-course meal for the community.

All volunteers must be over the age of 18.

Skills you’ll learn

  •  Teamwork: you’ll work as part of a team to serve our guests and make them feel welcome.
  • Relationship building: you’ll be building lasting relationships with your local community, guests and volunteers, ensuring they come back each week.
  • Fundraising: you have the opportunity to participate in fundraising activities, like pop-ups and sponsored challenges, to help raise vital funds to support your project.

What to expect from FoodCycle

  • Ongoing support and advice from a FoodCycle Project Leader during every session.
  • Impressive skills to add to your CV and a reference if/when you need it.
  • Travel expenses of up to £15 will be reimbursed within two weeks, with proof of travel.
  • The opportunity to meet a large network of like-minded people.
  • A fun, creative volunteer experience, contributing to a community-led project.

Equality, diversity and inclusion – FoodCycle prides itself on being a diverse organisation and welcomes volunteers and guests from all backgrounds and walks of life – we do not condone or tolerate any form of discrimination.  Visit our equal opportunities page to find out more about volunteering with a disability.

To apply, please register your details at our volunteer site, take a short quiz and sign up!

You can sign up to our volunteer opportunities as frequently as you like. Before you sign up for a session, please read our volunteer agreement and ensure that you will adhere to all the points.


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