The Felix Project is powered by volunteers, who are a vital part of operating our food redistribution service. More than 400 volunteers give their time at least once a month to help fight for a fairer, cleaner London.
Since the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve had an incredible response to our call for volunteers. Over 500 people have been in touch offering to help us out - incredible! Unfortunately, this means we are no longer able to accept new general volunteers.
We do however, still need drivers. All drivers must be over 21 years old, have been driving for over a year and have no more than 6 points on their license.
Due to coronavirus, we need volunteers to be able to commit to three days a week, if possible doing full-day shifts. This is to reduce the total number of people coming in and out of depots, and therefore minimise risk to our volunteers and staff.
Volunteer drivers need to be happy to go out in a van on their own (or have a member of their household who is willing to accompany them).
We cannot accept anyone over 70 years old or classed as ‘Higher Risk for COVID-19’, or anyone living in a household with someone who is higher risk.
If you are able to, please do consider making a donation to our appeal – funding is where our greatest need currently lies. Please do also follow us on social media – when new volunteering opportunities arise, we will post about them there. We’d love to have you on board sometime in the future.
If we don't have the right opportunity for you right now, join our list and we will keep you informed about other ways you can help us fight hunger in London.
“ 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. ”, Volunteer
“ There is great camaraderie in the team and whether I'm out in the van as a co-driver or helping in the warehouse, I finish my shift with a smile on my face. ”, Volunteer
“ The charities all rely on us, and I know this personally as I work for one of the charities we deliver to. I cook the food on Tuesday that Felix deliver on a Monday. The job needs doing and I’m very happy to be a part of Felix. ”, Volunteer
“ I volunteer as a co-driver at least twice a week and feel so privileged and so happy to work with the best team of people from many different backgrounds, nationalities and professions. This is a most fulfilling and heart-warming new chapter in my life. ”, 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! ”, 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. ”, 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. ”, 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. ”, Volunteer