At the Sharehouse, you’ll get to see how much food is intercepted in a day and how the market runs. This may involve some heavy lifting, stocking the market and helping customers. You will work in a team and develop customer service skills.
The Sharehouse / warehouse is the heart of Food Works. Every day our drivers collect food from around the city, that would otherwise have gone to landfill. Warehouse Assistants help unload the vans, record and stock the food. From the warehouse it goes out to kitchens, schools, and our market, which Assistants stock and run.
What skills do I need?
Heavy lifting. You will have to be able to understand and follow instructions about hygiene and health and safety, especially during the epidemic.
What will I gain?
You will develop skills in team-working and customer service. Gain an understanding of food issues and work towards reducing waste.
Training and support
You will work with a Duty Manager who will supervise an initial taster shift. You will get an induction, followed by on-the-job training. Each team is supervised. There is a regular volunteer email newsletter, a facebook group, and an internal website. Volunteer benefits include a free food-box every week that you volunteer.
A shift is three hours long, and they are scheduled from early morning to mid-afternoon, 7 days a week. You can commit to a regular shift, or find a space on the rota for a one-off shift whenever suits you. We are flexible around your timetable, and when you are away from Sheffield.
DBS (criminal records) check
Unit 5 Woodbourn Road, S9 3LQ
Parking is available on site. We are close to tram and bus links, near Cricket Inn Road. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we are not encouraging volunteers to use public transport.