Warehouse Assistant

Volunteer in the warehouse to sort the food that we receive from our food partners and pick daily orders for charities. It's a great way to keep fit and all you need is a sturdy pair of hands!

What will you be doing? 

  •  Working as part of a team to manually sort and store large deliveries of surplus food.
  •  Helping to assemble the daily deliveries of food for local charities and community groups.
  •  Making sure the food is within use by dates and handled safely.


  • Be part of a team of likeminded people.
  • Gain warehouse management skills such as Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene certificate and forklift training.
  • Be at the forefront of stopping good food from going to waste.
  • Reasonable travel expenses and a free lunch.


We're looking for people who ...

  • Are able to perform physical tasks including lifting and loading.
  • Have basic literacy and numeracy skills to record quantities and types of food donated.
  • Can work well as part of a team.
  • Are happy to complete tasks independently according to instruction.
  • Are adaptable - managing surplus can be unpredictable so day to day tasks can vary.
  • Are positive, friendly and enthusiastic about tackling food waste and food poverty.


  • Accessibility
    The building is accessible, this role does require lifting. We're happy to discuss any thing with you to make your volunteering experience with Fareshare a positive one.
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    In line with Fareshare Volunteer Expenses Policy.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Unit 1 Sunset Business Park
Brunel Road / Nutwood Way
Calmore Industrial Estate
SO40 3WX

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