Community fridge volunteers

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Do you care about reducing food waste and have a couple of hours free a week? Why not help Greener Orkney with the Kirkwall, Stromness or Dounby community fridges?

The community fridge aims to reduce the amount of food waste going into landfill and will be stocked with ‘use by’ and ‘best before’ food given by the supermarkets and local businesses. Donations from the public are also accepted under certain circumstances.

As a community fridge volunteer you will be:

· picking up the food from the supermarket (if you have transport)

· Weighing and sorting the food

· assisting members of the public coming to take food away

Full training will be given and there is flexibility on evenings and cover for holidays or sickness etc. If you are interested in helping in any way please contact or call Jane Nelson on 07739 144064.

Organisation aims and objectives

The objective of Greener Orkney is the advancement of environmental protection by reducing Orkney’s carbon footprint and raising awareness of climate change among the community. They currently have three main projects; the community fridge based in Kirkwall, Stromness and Dounby, beach cleans and the slow cooker project.


The community fridge in Kirkwall is located in office space donated by ORSAS so daytime volunteers need to be female but we need help out-of-office hours too with fridge stocking, so anyone can volunteer to help.
Experience required: We are looking for volunteers with a passion for reducing food waste - could this be you?
Travel details: Kirkwall, Stromness and Dounby locations.


Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Full training will be available to include understanding the Greener Orkney Community Fridge Operations Manual and if interested training for the Level 2: Food Hygiene and Safety for Catering Qualification.