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Volunteering Opportunities 2017

Volunteering Opportunities Spring/Summer 2017

As spring gets underway we’ve got lots of events coming up over the next couple of months. If you’d like to get involved, you can either email Anna on or use the relevant online sign-up form (details and instructions are below). 


Clerkenwell Festival

Sunday 27th August

Where: Spa Fields, Skinner St, Clerkenwell, London EC1

WhatThe Food Chain is hosting a cake stall at the Clerkenwell Festival on the August Bank Holiday Sunday. There will be various musical acts to entertain you throughout the day, as well as a rock n roll jumble sale, antiques and vintage stalls - and a bar! The location is at Spa Fields, off Skinner Street, EC1, just behind Exmouth Market. 

Volunteer rolesWe need cake bakers and stall helpers between 1.30 - 6.30pm. Join us for as long or as little as you can, and help us raise some funds and soak up the atmosphere!

How to sign up: Click on this link to go to the sign-up sheet. Enter your name and tick the hours you’d like to be on the stall. Please can you fill this in even if you’ve already told me you’re coming, so that I know times. If you’re baking, click on “Add a comment” underneath the calendar and write down what you’ll be bringing with you. This isn’t set in stone – I’ll email all the bakers closer to the time to confirm final details and ingredient lists. 


Charlotte's at The Food Chain

Thursday 21st September 

Where: The Food Chain kitchen

What: Another sit-down dinner in our kitchen, this time hosted by Charlotte’s Group, specialising in fine British cooking. 

We need: We’re in the process of figuring out how many volunteers we need in each role, so for the moment if you’re keen to take part in any capacity just let me know your preference, and then I’ll be in touch later on with more details. 

How to sign up: Email Anna on 


Halloween Harvest Festival @ Admiral Duncan

Sunday 29th October

Where: Admiral Duncan pub, 54 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4UB

What: The lovely folks at the Admiral are helping us fundraise by combining Halloween with a traditional Harvest Festival, collecting dry food donations from their customers and providing some Halloween themed entertainment.

We need: Bucket shakers to don green T shirts and help us collect donations. It will run from 3pm until late, so if you can spare a couple of hours to help please let me know.

How to sign up: Email Anna on 


Save the Date! World AIDS Day

Friday 1st December

One of the biggest dates in our calendar, World AIDS Day this year falls on a Friday which means we'll be heading out to Soho en masse, painting the town green! We need lots of lovely volunteers to help us fundraise around the bars and venues, selling red ribbons and spreading the word about The Food Chain and the importance of HIV Awareness. To sign up email Anna on


Drivers needed!

We sometimes need drivers to help us with food collections and ad-hoc pickups. At the moment, we collect food donations on a weekly and monthly basis from supermarkets local to our kitchen, and we also occasionally receive donations from third parties (food products, wine glasses, small furniture etc) that require a car to be collected. We have a couple of lovely volunteers who currently do this for us but it would be great to have a list of people who we could ask as and when required. Pickups generally need to happen during working hours, so if you have a car and would generally be able to help out at these times, please contact Peter on 


It's not too early to think about Christmas, right?

OK so it's quite a long way off, but at The Food Chain we are thinking ahead to our Christmas Day meal service. The thing we are most in need of is drivers. As there is no public transport on Christmas Day, we will need to pick up our guests from their homes and then drop them back after Christmas lunch.

For more details, have a look at the Christmas Volunteering section of the website.