People giving their time is at the heart of everything we do. Volunteering will give you the chance to get involved in our rewarding activities, gain a sense of achievement, meet new people and use your skills.
Training, ongoing support, protective equipment, tailored personal development support and out-of-pocket expenses are available to all volunteers, as needed. We are also happy to provide job references for volunteers seeking to return to paid work.
FareShare Greater Manchester is always keen to hear from new volunteers. Whether you want to help people affected by food insecurity, stop good food going to waste or perhaps gain some valuable experience, we can offer a variety of roles in our busy and friendly team including:
Delivery Drivers and Delivery Assistants:
Drive our vans, help us get food out to our frontline community food member organisations right across Greater Manchester
Sort food received, pick daily orders for our community food members and help in keeping a tidy warehouse
Customer Service Assistants:
Help with administrative tasks, including taking food orders over the phone and dealing with general enquiries
Working with EMERGE is an opportunity to develop mutually beneficial partnerships that demonstrate CSR and social value to customers and stakeholders.
Working with FareShare Greater Manchester is an opportunity to develop mutually beneficial partnerships that demonstrate CSR and social value to customers and stakeholders.
Our workshop volunteers help to receive collections of pallets and timber, prepare it for storage and retail, and assist with customer orders. All you need is a basic level of physical fitness and the ability to work in a team!
We also offer training certificates related to wood and workshop operations, supported by hands-on training in the workshop, so you can boost your knowledge, skills and gain practical experience in construction and woodworking skills.
EMERGE runs the Greater Manchester operations of surplus food charity FareShare, which combines sustainability and humanitarian practices by redistributing overstocked donated fresh food to charities and community initiatives across the city region.