STEP 1: Join Us and Become a Harvest Hero!

First, let us know a little about you...





I confirm that I am based in and around London and am able to travel to Acton/New Spitalfields Market - London, UK

Primary Address




Date of Birth


Please tick to confirm your age.

To comply with health and safety, all volunteers must be over the age of 18. Any volunteers aged 16-17 may attend, however this must always be with a supervising adult.

Please tick to confirm you are applying as a Community Volunteer with City Harvest.

For corporate volunteering, please submit your enquiry via our Corporate Volunteering webpage via our City Harvest website, and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss!

To get you started...




Occasionally, City Harvest might need a volunteer on short notice for an event or community action. Would you be interested in being on our call list for short-notice volunteers?

(By clicking yes, it does NOT mean you are obligated to volunteer if called, nor will being unavailable affect your status as a volunteer.)

What are you interested in?

Nature of the role...

Here at City Harvest, our volunteers are the life force behind what we do in our warehouses, helping us to pack and sort through our food donations, ready to be distributed to our charity partners across the city.

As part of this, we keep our volunteers’ health and safety as a top priority.

We do provide a specialised Manual Handling Training programme for each of our volunteers to complete.

We always ensure that our volunteers do not go beyond their individual capabilities or comfort zone.

However, it is important to state that much of what our volunteers do as our Warehouse Assistants and Driver’s Assistants can be physical, due to the nature of our operation here at the depot.

With this in mind, we ask the below:

Do you confirm that you are able to undertake physical activities, such as lifting and carrying of food/drink donations?

Anything you would like to share...



Let us know if you have any of the listed skills that you would like to share with us...

Other Skills

... or list any other skills you would like to share here!

In case of emergency...


Do you have any medical condition/s that you want us to be aware of for when you volunteer with us?

If 'yes', please let us know here:

Please let us know of any allergies or conditions that you feel it is important for us to be aware of.

Emergency Contact


Emergency Contact Mobile

Keeping connected...


Primary Phone


How did you hear about us?

If 'University Programme', please specify:

This helps us with engagement with your university!

If 'Other', please specify:

This helps us to find out how you discovered us!

Would you like to receive email correspondence from us, including updates, information on shift availability, and newsletters?

If you change your mind at a later date, please email us at to be put on the mailing list.

City Harvest Photography and Media

In order to share our mission with others, you may see our team taking photos or videos around our premises. Please be aware that these photos / videos will be taken for City Harvest communication purposes, to use in publications, news releases, online, and in other communications related to the mission of City Harvest.

Please indicate below that you grant permission to City Harvest to use photographs and/or video taken while you are on site.



Declaration of eligibility for volunteering under current UK immigration laws

Field must be completed.
By ticking this box, I hereby declare that I am eligible to volunteer and/or perform "voluntary work” under current UK immigration laws, if applicable.

I also agree that, if my eligibility changes during my time volunteering at City Harvest, I will immediately notify the Chief Executive Officer of such change.

Declaration of previous convictions / criminal offences; do you have a criminal record and/or have any unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings, as defined by the Rehabiliation or Offenders Act 1974?

Field must be completed.

If ‘yes’, please give details.

You're almost there! Click 'Submit' below to start your journey to becoming a Harvest Hero!

You will then receive an email, leading you to ‘STEP 2: Choose your location!’.

If you do not receive this email, please check your ‘Junk’ or ‘Spam’ inbox. If not, email our brilliant Volunteer Team at, who will be delighted to help!
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