Volunteer Warehouse Assistants/Sorters
FareShare Greater Manchester relies on the hard work of a committed team of volunteers who work as a team to organise and distribute their food supplies. They are essential to the work and at the core of what it means to be part of the FareShare project and part of a social enterprise like EMERGE. Volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds, many who have had to deal with the same kind of hardships faced by the people who our community partners provide food for.
Volunteer Warehouse Assistants/Sorters receive food deliveries and quality assess food for re-distribution. They complete stock take and food temperature records. They may get involved in helping sort through fresh produce. Personal protective equipment and training is provided.
What does FareShare offer me, as a volunteer?
- The chance to give practical help to improve the diet of vulnerable people.
- Full training and individual support, as necessary.
- An opportunity to gain valuable work experience.
- A work reference where necessary, when returning to paid employment.
- Reimbursement of reasonable expenses.
What experience do I need?
No experience is required but a willingness to work and to learn about the various tasks and procedures.
What commitment do I need to make?
You will need to be able to commit yourself to at least one day per week.
Commitment to equal opportunities, adherence to the corporate policies of FareShare and recognition of the need for confidentiality are all essential.
All volunteers need to be able to follow procedures, especially relating to food hygiene and health and safety.
For further details please call Liz on the number below.