CFINE: Community Food Initiative North East

Charity registered in Scotland SC037833

CFINE improves health and well-being and the environment, tackles poverty and builds resilience through a range of support and services for and with disadvantaged, vulnerable, low-income individuals, families and communities in NE Scotland.

Current opportunities

Support to local food co-ops and providing a fresh fruit service to schools. Opportunities to assist in customer service at food co-op base, community outlets and through Foodbank Base. Good support is provided to all volunteers. Induction and start up training. All volunteer help is greatly appreciated For further information please contact: e-mail: Tel.: 01224 596156

Volunteers are always welcome at CFINE and we can offer a range of opportunities tailored to suit each individual. Volunteering is about giving - time, ideas, experience, expertise - but it is also about receiving. For example, you will grow in confidence, learn new skills, meet people and can develop social networks and you will feel good contributing to your community, to tackling vulnerability and disadvantage. Volunteers can be involved in a range of ways: - Warehouse duties - Stock control - Fruit & veg packing - Selling at community food outlets - Weekend events, e.g. galas & food fairs - Financial management and administration - Customer care, serving at the food bank - Data management - Marketing and PR - Driving Good support is provided to all volunteers. Induction and start up training. All volunteer help is greatly appreciated. For further details please contact us at: e-mail: e-mail: Tel.: 01224 596156

We would like volunteers to provide horticulture support to the Tullos Community Garden project. This is an opportunity to contribute to the development of a community garden that has been up and running for almost 5 years. We need support to continue to develop the garden and its range of benefits for the wider community. Increase access to gardening and growing opportunities for the urban community in Torry, contributing to the health and wellbeing of residents. Support and supervision will be provided by our Volunteer Coordinator and the rest of the project committee. We are always happy to provide references for our Volunteers and where possible advise on future career paths. In addition, you will have the opportunity to have your say and become an active member of the garden committee. *Role of volunteer: • To work with CFINE and members of the Tullos Community Garden team to support the care of the garden. • Outdoor work in most weathers. • Assisting with the growing and maintenance planning for the garden. • Manual labour including weeding, watering, planting, pruning and litter picking. • Looking after the hand tools and keeping them in a good condition • Keeping pathways clean and clear of debris. • Keeping staff informed if there are any issues, e.g., any problems or concerns with the areas you are working; sharps or hazardous waste found in these areas; other site issues such as problems with visitors. • To support the organisation with volunteering/family/public events. • Assisting with hospitality for visitors to the garden. • Completing tasks assigned by your supervisor. • Supporting the project’s values. • Improving the overall workings of the project. • To work alongside other volunteers. • To liaise with the Tullos Community Garden Project and CFINE and highlight any issues that may require extra support. *Time commitment: Flexible depending on your availability. A fantastic opportunity to help with a wonderful community garden. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated. For further details please contact Rebecca Dunn, Community Growing Development Worker at email: or telephone: 07588471390.