Food collection volunteer

Worthing Homes Community Trust

Register your Interest

 At Worthing Homes Community House, surplus food is available for local residents to collect on a daily basis. The role of the collection volunteer would be to:

  • Collecting food from local suppliers (involves lifting and carrying) and checking that it is good and safe to eat for at least 24 hours
  • Transporting the food safely to Community House
  • Logging food donations for evaluation purposes
  • Placing all food in the fridge or larder appropriately.


For this role you need the following skills:

  • A standard driving licence and access to a vehicle is required for this role
  • Good at map reading and able to use a Sat Nav system
  • Positive, friendly and personable, interacting well with different partners and people
  • Able to perform physical tasks including lifting and loading
  • Able to use your initiative and work independently
  • Adaptable – managing surplus can be unpredictable so day to day routes and drop off points can vary.


  • This practical role has a huge impact in our local community- You will directly ensure that good quality food is not wasted and gets into the hands of the people who need it
  • Active and sociable role, building relationships with fellow volunteers, local residents and our partners
  • Gain a variety of skills such as route planning, organising and communication skills
  • Have access to a wide variety of useful training, including training and experience in food handling, storage and hygiene protocols
  • Be part of a team of like-minded people and attend monthly volunteer events to socialise with fellow volunteers
  • Reasonable travel expenses are available
  • Working reference available after 3 months in the role.

Practical Considerations

Collection will be from supermarket and organisational partners across Adur & Worthing to be dropped off at Worthing Homes Community House (25 Dominion road, 0-Worthing, BN14 8J2)

Food collections can take place between Monday-Friday. No collections take place around bank holiday weekends. 

This is a flexible opportunity which can fit alongside your other commitments. You are welcome to volunteer regularly, every now and again or on an ad hoc basis as you prefer. 

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training