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Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering,  we really appreciate  you choosing us as a charity  to give  your time to.

We are now welcoming new applications with a view to attend an induction.

Please be mindful that we are an operating  warehouse, there is a certain amount of  lifting  involved  and our volunteering roles are not suitable if you have back or knee issues.

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

Just so you know we ask for a minimum of 3 months commitment.

Our shifts are Monday-Friday  9-1pm or 2:30-6:30pm

We just need for you to commit to one shift per week so we can manage numbers and distance safely  in the warehouse. 

In the meantime  please watch  this video  to see what volunteering at FareShare looks like. 

A feel good fact:  each hour you volunteer you save 75 meals from going to waste and redirect it to feed the vulnerable.

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.

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?

Social media volunteer

This is a new exciting role! The social media volunteer will work as part of the Fundraising and Communications Team to help create engaging content to raise awareness on the issue of food waste and, in turn, boost our followers and supporters. For more information, read the role description below:

To register your interest please email  –

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 cargo bike to collect and deliver surplus food from new suppliers and projects in Brighton and Hove.

To register your interest please email  – and register as a ‘Warehouse’ volunteer by clicking ‘APPLY NOW’ below.

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.


If you would like a paper application please either: email  or phone us on 01273 671111

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.