Volunteering with Us

Food Float is a community interest company – run by the community for the community since 2009. We wouldn’t exist without our enthusiastic and friendly volunteers.

  • Volunteers staff the Saturday stall which is on the High Street next to Boots, and occasionally provide cover for the Friday stall in St Martin’s Walk. There are two Saturday shifts: 8.15am-11.00am and 11.00am-2.00pm. Some people like to make a regular commitment, eg once a month, others sign up for shifts on an ad hoc basis. Full training is given and there is no pressure on the first day!
  • Volunteers are an essential part of the Thursday morning delivery operation, helping to assemble orders and driving around Dorking and the surrounding area.
  • We offer community volunteering experience as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award and are happy to provide training and references in return.

To find out more, please contact Maddie on 07790 613348 or email foodfloat.sales@gmail.com

Sue says: “Having worked on the Food Float since its conception, I always look forward to my monthly shift. What’s not to like? Chatting with the friendly public, working with other great volunteers and friends, playing shops while selling great quality, locally produced food. Love getting to know new volunteers at the stall and the flexibility and camaraderie”.

Nicole says: “I was very inspired and amazed by this community initiative as I think this is a great way to promote local foods and support local producers. Also the fact that it is run by volunteers! This shows good things don’t need to cost money but can be powered by people’s goodwill”.

Paul says: “It’s great to be involved and help in a community enterprise that sources local produce for local people. This is the start of the circular economy which is about keeping things, including money and employment, much more local. Too much food is shipped / air-freighted across the globe to satisfy our demand for out-of-season fruit and veg. And that is unsustainable for our planet”.