City Harvest Volunteer - Acton
With City Harvest London
Assignment Details
Commitment
Each shift is approximately 4 hours. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at volunteer@cityharvest.org.uk.
City Harvest Depot, Unit 22 Acton Park
London, London, W3 7QE, United Kingdom
About the Assignment
Our City Harvest site in Acton is our Super HQ, championing the fight against waste and food poverty all across London!

Join our volunteer force and become a City Harvest Hero!
Skills
What You’ll Be Doing
Every volunteering experience with City Harvest will vary, as roles assigned will depend on the time of day and the needs of the day. The two typical roles we offer to volunteers are as a ‘driver’s assistant’ or ‘warehouse assistant’.

As a driver’s assistant, you will help our drivers to collect surplus food and deliver it to our many partner organisations and community projects across London. Each driver can be accompanied along their route by up to two volunteers. Volunteers team up with our drivers on a regular basis, helping optimize our deliveries, building relationships with our food donors and the charities we service, and providing vital hands-on support in our work.

As a warehouse assistant, volunteers will help to unload deliveries, check and sort food, and carry out other warehouse tasks to help in the day-to-day running of City Harvest. These volunteers are crucial to keeping the vans rolling and to making sure food is ready to go out to feed London!

***At the moment, we have temporarily reduced volunteers going in the vans with drivers, due to the difficulty with maintaining social distancing inside the van. However, we look forward to inviting volunteers to join our drivers again, once the current climate has lifted.
Impact
By volunteering with us for a day, individuals have the chance to make a direct positive impact on thousands of vulnerable people in London. Because of the time our volunteers donate to helping City Harvest, many Londoners facing obstacles such as homelessness, food poverty, and/or domestic abuse will have access to a nutritious meal.

Not only this, but there is a significant environmental impact to our work too! The food that we rescue would otherwise go to landfill, where it would release harmful greenhouse gases as it decomposes. Therefore, your days’ work will also make a tremendous difference to both people and the planet!
Where can I find more information on volunteering with City Harvest?
Please check out the documents under 'Resources' for more information on our volunteering experience, including directions on how to find us!

For any other information or queries, please feel free to contact us at volunteer@cityharvest.org.uk.
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Unit 8, Acton Park Industrial Estate
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W3 7QE
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