Brighton Soup Events Volunteer

Brighton Soup

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Brighton Soup bring people together to celebrate and support local projects. At our events we hear community ideas and vote for the one we like best. The winner goes home with the money made from selling tickets. We eat soup, (made by volunteers), chat to people, and listen to music, (played for free).The winning project gains funding to make our community a better place. All projects gain valuable experience. We offer support and training. It's great publicity. Audience members offer time, kit and sometimes funding to projects who don't win.  

We are all about engaging people and creating positive change. At Soup residents and community groups make meaningful connections, creating genuine understanding of issues people care about.

Brighton Soup is a quarterly event and we need 4 volunteers to help us at each event.

We need 4 volunteers to help with set-up, (main room and kitchen) from midday - 6pm. 

  • Moving equipment from storage in the basement to the 5th floor conference room where the event takes place. There is a lift and we have a trolley.
  • Setting up tables and chairs.
  • Table laying.
  • Food table set up.

During the event - 5pm -9.30pm, 4 volunteers needed to:

  •  Staff the door at street level.
  • Staff the door upstairs and check people in.
  • Liaison for projects who are pitching - welcoming, taking soup orders, showing them where things are etc.
  • Sell raffle tickets and get tickets into the bowl to be drawn.
  • Talk to audience members and ask them evaluation questions.
  • Serve soup.
  • Collect soup bowls and generally keep the venue tidy.
  • Count votes.

After the event 9.30pm-11pm 4 volunteers need to:

  • Help with putting all the tables away etc and washing up.
  • Moving equipment back to the basement.
  • Collecting feedback forms.


  • Volunteers need to be 18+
  • Physically able.
  • Happy to talk to people.


  • Feel good event. Volunteers find enormous value taking part, making new connections and hearing about the great activities happening in their city.
  • We are a friendly team.
  • Opportunity to be involved in something good happening in our city. 

Practical Considerations

  • The events this year are taking place at Community Base, Brighton. 
  • We generally have access to the venue from midday on the day of the event. 
  • Available for date of event. (Friday 24th June 2022, Friday 7th October 2022, Friday 9th December 2022) 

When do I need to be available?

Details Brighton Soup is a quarterly event. 3 events still to be held this year, 2022: Friday 24th June, Friday 7th October, and Friday 9th December. Availability is flexible; Afternoon session 12pm-6pm / Evening session 5pm-11pm. Setting up is from midday - 6pm; doors open to the audience at 6pm; event ends 9.30pm; clearing away is 9.30-11pm.
Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?

Community Base
113 Queens Roadd

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
    Must be 18yrs+