Volunteer Roles

Fundraising and Events Coordinator

Help us to raise money, spread the word and have fun!

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Job Description

About FoodCycle

FoodCycle combines surplus food, volunteers and free kitchen space to create nutritious, three-course meals for the community.

We have 4 main aims:

  • To strengthen communities
  • To encourage friendships
  • To improve nutrition and reduce hunger
  • To change attitudes towards food and to reduce food waste

A FoodCycle project is where the magic happens. Each project is run on the ground by a team of 8 or more lead volunteers called Project Leaders, with each leader taking on a specific role to ensure the smooth running of their FoodCycle Project. These people are passionate, committed and want to make a positive change within their community, they take ownership of their project and make decisions about the day-to-day running of it.

Responsibilites

As our volunteer Fundraising & Events Coordinator, you’ll lead on your project’s fundraising activities, working to raise vital funds to support the work your project does and helping raise awareness of FoodCycle in your local area.  Fundraising activities could include anything from pop-up dinners and carol singing to bag packing and recipe books.  You’ll be working alongside the Regional Manager and the rest of the Project Leader team to promote the work your project does and support the work of the other Project Leaders.

Skills you’ll learn

  • Teamwork: you’ll work as part of a team to prepare a delicious meal and serve it to our guests.
  • Event planning: you’ll learn how to organise, plan and run events (one per project each year) ranging from pop-up supper clubs and Christmas appeals, to sponsored walks and quizzes.
  • Leadership and delegation: you’ll motivate a team of volunteers to put on events, and also be the central point of contact for external groups and individuals who want to fundraise for your project.
  • Promotion: working alongside the Communications and PR Coordinator, you will help promote your project’s events.
  • Networking: working alongside the Community Outreach Coordinator, you’ll forge relationships with other local organisations and partner up to put on joint events where appropriate.

What to expect from FoodCycle

  • Ongoing, regular visits, support and advice from your Regional Manager
  • A training conference to equip you for your role. Travel, accommodation and food cost covered by FoodCycle.
  • Expenses covered in line with our volunteer policy.
  • Training throughout the year from FoodCycle, including safeguarding and first aid.
  • Impressive skills to add to your CV and a reference if/when you need it.
  • Accredited level two food safety qualification provided by FoodCycle.
  • The opportunity to meet a large network of like-minded people.
  • A fun, creative volunteer experience with ownership over a community-led project.

What’s expected of me

We ask that Project Leaders stay with us for a minimum of 9 months, to enable them to get the most out of the role. As Community Outreach Coordinator, you will be expected to:

  • Attend a monthly Project Leader meeting to discuss as a team how things are going.
  • Lead a minimum of one session per month
  • Follow all FoodCycle policies and procedures
  • Complete a DBS check and attend safeguarding training
  • Complete the project report on our website after leading a session

Time commitment

The suggested minimum time commitment to your role is 12 hours a month.

To apply

Click here to apply online.

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