volunteers week at FareShare

Volunteers’ Week

Every year from 1-7 June, we embrace Volunteers’ Week, a special occasion where we honour and acknowledge the incredible impact volunteering brings to our organisation.

Recently, FareShare UK conducted a survey across our regional centres and the results were overwhelmingly positive, reflecting the exceptional volunteer experience:

  • 96% feel satisfied
  • 88% feel valued
  • 98% would recommend volunteering at FareShare to a friend

“Despite the cost-of-living crisis and other demands on all of our busy lives, it’s always incredible to see so many people coming together and selflessly giving their time to support others.  Those we work with often feed back the positive impact their volunteering has on their wellbeing, their development of new skills, and their social network too.” – Lucy Danger, our CEO

Volunteers have been at the heart of EMERGE’s work for more than a quarter of a century.  To mark Volunteers’ Week 2023, our CEO Lucy Danger, tells us about the importance of volunteers to our mission.

Find out more here about our volunteering opportunities. By becoming a FareShare volunteer, you can be part of a vibrant and dedicated community working towards a world without food waste and hunger. Whether you have a few hours to spare or are looking for a more long-term commitment, we have diverse volunteering opportunities to suit your interests and availability. Visit our dedicated volunteering page to learn more about how you can get involved and make a tangible impact.

Together, let us celebrate the week by recognising and embracing the incredible contributions of our volunteers. Join us in our mission to create a brighter, more sustainable future for all.

food redistribution charity

FareShare is the only charity to take food from the wholesale level of the food industry

The vast majority of surplus occurs before food even gets to the supermarket. Each FareShare regional centre takes that food and redistributes to those in need. FareShare Go is our supermarket collection service, which deals with supermarket-level surplus.