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 get involved so please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
- 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: 8.00am-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. The Friday shift runs from 9am-noon. Full training is given and there is no pressure on the first day! Volunteers’ feedback is always very welcome.
- Volunteers are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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”.