Volunteer in London

Volunteer with The Felix Project to help Londoners facing food poverty and fight food waste at the same time.

90% of roles at our charity are volunteer-based, which means getting good food to good causes really is up to our amazing volunteers. We have five different London locations to choose from and a number of different roles you can get involved with - from sorting food, to admin work, cooking in our kitchen, or driving our green Felix vans.

PICK YOUR LOCATION TO GET STARTED

The Felix Project operates throughout London, so pick the location most convenient for you.

WHAT IT'S LIKE TO VOLUNTEER WITH FELIX

Ana Volunteer
“I've spent some mornings preparing crates of food to go out in the vans, sorting goods in the fridges, sorting through the fruit and veg and just generally being a helping hand.

I love being part of something that makes a difference and The Felix Project does absolutely that, it makes such a difference to so many people.”

Ana, Felix Volunteer and HR manager at the Mandarin Oriental in Hyde Park.

Volunteering has enabled me to obtain a good understanding of what happens to unwanted food from wholesalers and retailers in an urban environment. I would like to think that the support that I have given, big or small, has benefited someone somewhere.

Winston Gordon , Volunteer

When I saw the ad in the Evening Standard late last summer I immediately knew this was the kind of volunteering I wanted to get involved in. The wonderful food we pick up is far too precious to be thrown away, and so it makes sense to distribute to different charities. So rewarding - can’t get better than that!

Thérèse Diffey , Volunteer

As I retired recently I started helping out on the Felix Project in West London. A worthy cause that came from a sad event. I love the work and the people are fun and I enjoy spending a morning or afternoon giving something back to the community.

Sean Birch , Volunteer

I am a retired person with too much spare time on my hands and this volunteering opportunity gives me something useful to do, as well as the chance to meet new people.

Ken Goodman , Volunteer

There is so much food wasted every day when there are people all around us who are hungry. Collecting surplus food donated by supermarkets and delivering it direct to other charities, who then use this food to make meals, is such a simple but brilliant idea.

Tony Stokes , Volunteer

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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How old do I need to be to volunteer?

You need to be 16 years or older in order to volunteer with us.

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Do I have to be physically fit?

You need to be fairly active to be a Felix volunteer. Roles involve lifting crates of food and boxes can weigh up to 11kg.

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Do I need a driving licence?

Only Felix volunteer drivers need a valid licence. Felix drivers must be over 21 years old and have been driving for over 1 year, with no more than 5 points on their licence.

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Can we volunteer as a family or group?

All volunteers must be over 16 and must sign up individually. Once you've completed your training, you may be able to book onto a shift at the same time as your friend or family member. But we have no capacity for official 'group' bookings.

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When do I need to be available?

The times of our volunteering shifts differ between the different roles and locations. Typically, most volunteering shifts last for a few hours and run during working hours in the mornings and afternoons. We also have some evening and weekend shifts available.

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How regularly do I need to volunteer?

That is entirely up to you. We do not request a minimum or maximum commitment from our volunteers.

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Do I have to book shifts on the same day & time?

Volunteering with Felix is very flexible - once you've completed your first shift, you will be able to book any available sessions that suit you.

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How do I book a volunteering shift?

To book a volunteering shift, you must complete your volunteer intro session and training. Start by choosing your preferred location to volunteer from and then book an info session to learn more about available roles.

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Where can I volunteer?

The Felix Project has operations throughout London, in Park Royal, Enfield, Deptford, Poplar, and Central London. To become a volunteer, pick your preferred location to attend an info session for more details.

Famous Felix Faces

You never know who could be on a Felix volunteering shift! We’re so grateful that the likes of Olivia Coleman, Phoebe Waller Bridge, Reece James (and tons more!) have joined the fight against hunger and food waste.