FareShare Sussex and Surrey

Volunteer Driver

Come and join our new volunteer team in Guildford.

If you like being out in the community, enjoy driving and are looking to make a difference in your community, we may have the perfect opportunity for you. Our drivers are an amazing troop who enable the food to reach the projects. 

This role involves:

Driving either an Electric Automatic Van or a Diesel Van out into the community.

Working alongside your driving assistant, to deliver trays of surplus food to our community food partners.  

Recording van temperatures and carrying out van checks (tyre pressure, making sure indicators work etc). 

Providing a friendly service to the projects that we deliver to. 

Please note you will need to have a driving licence and be over 25 years old. A C1 category on your licence is desirable but not essential.

There will be an assessment carried out by one of our staff members and we will require you to have a DBS check (which we will provide).

A commitment of one shift per week for a minimum of three months. Each shift is 4 hours.

Will come with safety wear, training and an induction. 

Benefits include: 

A fun and sociable role, meeting people from all walks of life.  

Vital and rewarding work, providing emergency food to the most at -risk in our communities. 

Opportunities to upskill and receive training.

Travel expenses covered up to a certain amount.

Posted November 2023.


Come and join our new volunteer team in Guildford.

We rescue surplus food from businesses, supermarkets and farms. This food is nutritious, in date, and safe and includes a high proportion of fresh vegetables, fruit, meat and fish. If we did not rescue this food, it would be at risk of going to waste. Instead, we deliver it to charities, schools, food banks, community pantries and fridges and other organisations serving vulnerable people.

Our new warehouse in Guildford will provide us with increased capacity for frozen and chilled food. By opening this warehouse, we aim to increase the amount of food we can save and eventually increase the number of charities and community groups we can work with in Surrey.

Our food is a vital lifeline for vulnerable people in our community. Children and families, people on low incomes, people who have lost their jobs, the homeless, refugees, domestic abuse survivors, the elderly and key workers all rely on our food.