FareShare Greater Manchester relies on the hard work of committed volunteers who work as a team to organise and distribute our food supplies. We work with the community to help the community. Our volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds, many who have had to deal with the same kind of hardships faced by the people who our community partners provide food for. In 2015 FareShare benefited from over 6,000 hours of volunteering which is the equivalent of five full time staff.
As well as getting the satisfaction of knowing they are providing a crucial service that helps thousands of people everyday to get good quality food, our volunteers gain useful experience and training that will help them to obtain employment.
Volunteers for EMERGE contribute to the work of FareShare Greater Manchester by:
Collecting and delivering donated food to projects for homeless people.
Compiling schedules for the shift and direct drivers safely to delivery and collection points.
Sorting and categorising the donated food and ensuring that it is of an acceptable quality for redistribution.
Assisting with the administrative tasks in the FareShare office including answering telephones and dealing with general enquiries, and data entry for collections and deliveries.
Mentoring/Buddying our Community Food Members (ideally food industry professionals on a corporate volunteer basis)
...to people in need. If you want to find out more about the many volunteering roles on offer please contact Liz Lauder Volunteering and Employability Manager on 0161 223 8200 ex 110 or use the contact form.
If you live in Greater Manchester and would like to help the FareShare Development Team to grow and improve food supplies into Greater Manchester boroughs that you know then please get in touch. Volunteers are needed to visit, for example, our Salford Community Food Members, inspect premises, and develop new partnerships. Training and expenses are provided. If you can give a day a week and would like to find out more call Miranda Kaunang, FareShare Development Manager on 0161 223 8200 option 4