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Food Works Sheffield

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We are a social enterprise collecting food destined for landfill and making it available to the people of Sheffield. Providing our city with affordable access to food throughout the C19 pandemic.

Warehouse Assistant 2019/20

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

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.

Time commitment

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.







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Unit 5 Woodbourn Road, S9 3LQ

Travel information

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.
  • CausesFoodbanks and food poverty, Food waste and sustainability, Poverty and social justice
  • FrequencyFlexible
  • WhenMonday morning, Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon, Friday morning, Friday afternoon, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon
  • Skills and InterestsHands-on tasks, Practice my English, Teamwork
  • Careers and AspirationsArts, culture and heritage, Social work, Third sector and charity work

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