Volunteers

Food Float wouldn’t exist without its wonderful pool of volunteers who undertake a wide range of activities.

We’d love to hear from anyone who has a yen to join the brilliant team!

  • Volunteers staff the stall on Saturday mornings (and sometimes Fridays). There are two Saturday shifts: 8:15am-11am and 11am-2pm. Some people like to make a regular commitment, eg once a month, others prefer to ‘plug the gaps’ on an ad hoc basis. Full training is given and there is no pressure on the first day!
  • We offer community volunteering experience as part of the Duke of Edinburgh award and are happy to provide training and references in return.
  • We also welcome drivers for our Thursday local area home delivery service.

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

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”.

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”.

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