Student volunteering at FareShare

31st August 2017

Volunteering as a student is a great way to build transferable skills through hands-on experience.There are lots of ways to get involved, from sorting food in our warehouses to helping in the office to working with our national team on research, marketing or fundraising.

We have flexible shifts available throughout the week so that you can fit volunteering around your studies too. You’ll be joining our community of student volunteers working together to fight hunger and food waste in the UK. To hear from some of them, watch our videos below as they talk about what they like about volunteering at FareShare and the skills that they have gained.

How to get involved

  • To volunteer regularly with our Regional Centres fighting food waste on the ground by saving and sorting food, apply through our online form.
  • To volunteer with our national team email [email protected]
  • If you would prefer to volunteer at one-off events, take part in our annual food drive the Neighbourhood Food Collection.


We’re always looking for new volunteers to join our team. Find out more and sign up on our volunteering page.


About student volunteering

  • Flexible shifts to fit in with your studies
  • Gain experience in the food industry and charity sector
  • Make a tangible difference to your community
  • Gain skills and training
  • Meet like-minded people
  • Volunteer in the warehouse to sort surplus food or help out in the office

Apply to volunteer

“I get to meet new people and it’s an opportunity to get out of the Uni bubble.”

Katy, student volunteer

“It levels up your social skills and team working, which is really important when thinking about employability further on in your life.”

Viivi, student volunteer


15th August 2017

Chisom’s story

Student Chisom shares how she fits volunteering in the warehouse with FareShare around her studies.


27th July 2017

Josephine’s story

Josephine credits volunteering at FareShare with restoring the confidence she lost after her parents passed away. She started volunteering as a driver at FareShare West Midlands in 2013. Read her story.


27th July 2017

Rory’s story

As a volunteer driver Rory delivers good food and hope to good causes across the capital. In this film he tells us what he enjoys about hitting the road in a FareShare van.