Volunteer Roles

Hosting Volunteer

Our hosting volunteers help to make our guests feel welcome, safe and cared for.

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Job Description



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.

Skills you’ll learn

  • Teamwork: you’ll work as part of a team to serve our guests and make them feel welcome.
  • Hosting skills: you’ll support front of house duties, serving food and demonstrating good customer service skills.
  • 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.

If you are 70+, clinically vulnerable or extremely clinically vulnerable please contact [email protected] before signing up to volunteer for this role.

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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