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UPDATE NOVEMBER 25th: If you are considering making a donation to FareShare Sussex, on 1st December all donations will be DOUBLED for one week only during the Big Give Christmas Challenge if made via the appeal page here. Please save the date so your gift to us this Christmas will go twice as far.

We currently have an extremely long waiting list and are not recruiting until spring 2021. If you have recently applied you will be contacted over the coming weeks. We do not take on additional volunteers over the Christmas period.

However there are lots of other ways to support us like holding a fundraiser, making a donation or helping to raise awareness of our work.


Volunteers are the heart of FareShare Sussex and they keep the project thriving. We are always looking for more enthusiastic people to get involved. You could drive the vans, assist on deliveries, sort food or maintain the warehouse. We also sometimes have office  and events roles available, and we are always looking for people interested in fundraising for us too.

If you are looking to build your confidence and your work skills, meet and socialise with a great mix of people and support the fight against food waste and poverty in your city, why not come and work with us?

New role – e-cargo bike volunteer

As well as our usual roles you can find out more about below, we are currently recruiting for a brand new role – e-cargo bike volunteer.

The role of e-cargo bike volunteer is part of a new project funded by WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme), with the aim of expanding our operation to reach smaller suppliers and projects using green transport.
As an e-cargo bike volunteer, you will be using our new EAVcab cargo bike to collect and deliver surplus food from new suppliers and projects in Brighton and Hove.

Find the full role description below and to register your interest please email Lara – lara@faresharesussex.org.uk

If you are interested in volunteering with us please click below where you will be redirected to the Fareshare UK website and choose ‘Sussex Brighton’ from the location drop down menu. Please apply for just one role and talk to us about different roles once you’re here.

Apply now

If you would like a paper application please either: email  josie@faresharesussex.org.uk  or phone us on 01273 671111

For warehouse based volunteers, we ask for a commitment of at least one shift per week for a minimum of 3 months. For all volunteers, it requires an ability to follow procedures and a commitment to equal opportunities and adherence to FareShare’s policies.

Download our volunteer handbook below which gives you a flavour of the different roles available and how it all works. A full version will be provided once you are signed up.

FareShare Futures was really useful. I learned to make a CV and Laura the project co-ordinator helped me a lot Freya
This has really been a godsend during lockdown, being able to do something physical and interacting with people Lindsay
I feel proud of what I do here… meeting the people on the receiving end of this food brings me joy Mark

Go to our ‘Meet the volunteers’ page to hear more from our fantastic team.