Volunteering with Us

Food Float is a community interest company – run by the community for the community since its formation in 2009. We are always keen to hear from people who would like to join us, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’d particularly like (at September 2023) to welcome a few more volunteers to our fantastic Saturday stall team.

The Saturday stall is held on the High Street next to Boots. There are two shifts: 8am-11am and 11am-2pm. Some people like to make a regular commitment, eg once a month, others take on shifts on an ad hoc basis. Full training is given, and feedback from volunteers is always welcome – no resting on the laurels at Food Float!

Volunteers occasionally provide holiday cover to the regular team at the Friday stall in the main square of St Martin’s Walk.

Volunteers are also an essential part of the Thursday morning delivery operation, helping to assemble orders and driving around Dorking and the surrounding area.

We are very glad when young people choose Food Float for their ‘volunteering activity’ for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. We offer a range of tasks in a well-established and friendly community-focused environment. We provide training and support, and complete an Assessor’s Report at the end of the period.

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”.