Community Foodshare Volunteer

  • VO79965


This is an opportunity to improve the community’s access to fresh food, reducing food waste and food poverty. Volunteers help manage food donations from supermarkets and ensure that the food available to the community is safe, fresh and presentable.

The Community Food Volunteer is supported by the Burnfoot Grows Together Project which is a climate challenge fund project aimed at reducing the environmental impact of people’s food choices. Part of this project has been to set up a community food stand which redistributes food waste from the supermarkets for community use.
The role can involves sorting food waste, ensuring that all food is of a reasonable quality and fit to eat. Volunteers record and monitor donations and ensuring food storage and display areas are kept clean and tidy. The role could also include harvesting fresh produce from the community garden and making it available to the public. There are also opportunities to take part in community events promoting the project, including local festivals, open days and other workshops. Come and be part of an active community, meet new people and help the environment.

Organisation aims and objectives

i) To improve the well-being, quality of life and opportunities of the people of Burnfoot.; ii) for the purpose of general community benefit, to enhance the social, cultural, recreational and educational facilities, environment and economy of Burnfoot.










We would prefer if volunteers could commit to coming for at least one day per week to ensure continuity of service.


Experience required: No skills or experience are needed, although an interest in community work and/or food would be helpful.
Travel details: Burnfoot Hub, Hawick.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Bus fare reimbursed.
Training details: All volunteers will be given an induction and provide with food handling and hygiene training. There may be other training and opportunities available through the Burnfoot Hub.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 10 days ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.