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FareShare volunteering

Jennie and Eleanor holding veg crates at FareShare warehouse
Photo:James Darling

Volunteering roles with FareShare

If you're looking for something valuable to do with your spare time, FareShare in Wigston and Narborough is a safe and enjoyable place to volunteer and contribute towards their mission to get good food to people who need it in Leicester and Leicestershire.

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Apply through us for one or more of the following roles.

Volunteer roles

Apply for one or more of the following volunteer roles using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

ROLE

DEPOT

TIMES

Warehouse Operative

more details below

South Wigston

8am – 4pm  Mon-Fri

8am – 12pm  Sat

Food Processing Operative

more details below

Narborough

3pm – 7pm  Mon - Fri

Driver

more details below

South Wigston

8am – 4pm  Mon-Fri

8am – 12pm  Sat

 

Narborough

8am – 12pm  Mon-Fri

Driver’s Assistant

more details below

South Wigston

8am – 4pm Mon-Fri

8am – 12pm  Sat

 

Narborough

8am – 12pm  Mon-Fri

Administration Assistant

more details below

South Wigston

8am – 4pm  Mon-Fri

8am – 12pm Sat

Yard Person

more details below

South Wigston

12pm - 4pm Mon-Fri

Warehouse Operative

You'll be trained to assist with the day-to-day operation of the FareShare warehouse. You will be responsible for ensuring that stock in the warehouse is of good quality, properly sorted and stored and available for delivery to our Community Food Members.

You may be trained to pick orders for our Community Food Members and also book in food which arrives from our delivery partners. You may also at times act as a driver’s mate and assist the delivery drivers to distribute produce to our Community Food Members.

Food Processing Operative

  • Ensuring food quality and safety by checking ‘use by’ and ‘best before’ dates
  • Categorising and recording food
  • Assembling food orders placed by charity and community groups
  • Maintaining health and safety and food hygiene during your sessions
  • Helping with cleaning and other tasks.

Driver

You will be responsible for safely transporting frozen, chilled and other goods around the East Midlands area:

  • Safely driving vans to deliver and collect food
  • Representing FareShare in a courteous and professional manner at all times
  • Carrying out routine checks on the vans, taking responsibility for the vans throughout the day and reporting accidents or damage to the van or other vehicles
  • Completing all relevant paperwork
  • Planning routes, sorting food, picking orders, loading and unloading vans
  • Assist in the maintenance of the vans including cleaning.

Driver’s Assistant

  • Travelling with designated van drivers around London to deliver and collect food
  • Representing FareShare in a courteous and professional manner at all times
  • Supporting drivers to carry out routine checks on the vans, taking responsibility for the vans throughout the day and reporting accidents or damage to the van or other vehicles
  • Supporting drivers to complete all relevant paperwork
  • Planning routes, sorting food, picking orders, loading and unloading vans
  • Assisting with maintenance of the vans including cleaning.

Administration Assistant

Covering general administration for the local FareShare scheme.

Yard Person

Sorting empty trays and food waste. You'll be trained to operate a forklift truck.

Contact us using the form below telling us which role(s) you are interested in. We'll give you more information and put you in touch with the FareShare team.
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The Project

Leicester Employment Hub is a three year, £3.9 million business support project for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Leicester and Leicestershire area. Run by Leicester City Council and funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), the project runs until 30th September 2020.