We have over 150 volunteers who dedicate their time and skills in many different ways. The Food Chain is one of the biggest volunteer involving organisations in London and we are hugely grateful and proud of all our volunteers.
As a volunteer you will be a vital link in The Food Chain. We completely depend on a dedicated, diverse and flexible volunteer force to deliver our life changing services.
We are open for applications for a number of roles, and we run new volunteer trainings 3 – 4 times a year. The descriptions for the different volunteering roles are below. Please make sure you meet the criteria before applying.
On December 25th we open our doors to up to 60 Service Users who have been with us through the year and who we know would otherwise be spending Christmas Day alone. Christmas can be a difficult and isolating time for many people but we hope that by providing a friendly, relaxed and nurturing environment we are able to ensure that Christmas at The Food Chain can be a joyful experience.
As there is no public transport on Christmas Day, we rely on the generosity of volunteer drivers to pick up our Service Users from their homes on Christmas morning.
Eating Together is the name of our communal lunchtime meal session where service users enjoy a hot lunch and some company every Wednesday and Saturday at our Stepney Green kitchen. Please click on the volunteer role descriptions below to read more about the roles.
We do not currently have any DSV vacancies. If you would like to be considered in the next round of recruitment, please apply and we will be in touch when a role becomes available.
This office based role is great experience for those studying for or graduated from a Nutrition or Dietetics degree. One day a week you will speak with service users over the phone to complete an online grocery order with them following an eating plan devised by our in house Dietitian.
Please read the role description carefully to find out more about what’s involved and our criteria:
Please note that we are only inviting applications from students in their second year or above.
We always need bucket shakers and cake bakers! Throughout the year volunteers support our fundraising efforts by baking cakes at community fairs, selling raffle tickets, and fundraising with our friends in the LGBTQ+ bars of Soho. Some of the big dates in our calendar are Pride (July) and World AIDS Day (December) but we have plenty going on in between. No fundraising experience is necessary – you’ll always be part of a team including staff members – but a level of confidence and a great big smile certainly come in handy!