Volunteer with The Felix Project and join thousands of fellow Londoners in the fight against food waste and hunger. We are London’s leading food redistribution charity. We would love to welcome you to the Felix family.


Fight hunger - help deliver 29M meals to over 1,000 charities and schools.

Keep 12,149 tonnes (or 90 blue whales) of good food out of landfill.

Make a huge difference to your local area AND to the whole of London.

Join a community of like-minded Londoners feeding people in need & protecting the planet.


Fun and varied roles across our warehouses, kitchen, and green scheme.

Flexible shifts with no minimum commitment – book when it suits.

Training and support from our team of volunteer managers, and socials to say thank you.

Unique experiences of large-scale food production and commercial kitchens.


  1. Sign up an 'info session' via the link at the top of this page
  2. Register on our volunteer portal
  3. Complete online training
  4. Book your first shift!

The Felix Project is also a Duke of Edinburgh approved activity provider! So if you are 16-24 year-olds and working towards your DofE Award, why not volunteer with The Felix Project and help feed Londoners in need while fulfilling your qualifications?

Note: All person's under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. We are currently updating our health and safety policies and appropriate training modules and will open our doors to under 18s once we have the correct polices in place.

Got a question? Get in touch


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

We have a long association with The Felix Project and it is hard to under-estimate the good work they do in helping to feed people with food that might otherwise go to waste.

Andrew Jones , Trustee , 29TH MAY 1961 CHARITY

What I didn't know was how much food surplus was generated by the food industry. It amazes me the quality of the food that The Felix Project rescues for people in need.

Tim, Felix volunteer

It’s extremely moving to see a line of people down the street waiting for your arrival. The food is quite extraordinary - stuff I hanker for when I go to the supermarket. Really exceptional fish and extraordinary cuts of meat.

Julia, Felix volunteer

Felix deliveries have made a huge difference, not just for the young people, but for everyone. We get lots of fresh stuff - fruits and veg, bread, meat, yogurt, milk, and tinned stuff. Actually, I’m trying to think what we don’t get!

Joyclen , Founder , RISE 365

There’s no reason for children to be starving or going hungry with the amount of surplus food that’s out there.

Michelle Dornelly , Children with Voices in Hackney

We would see a lot more hungry children if food from Felix stopped

Tam, Haringey Play Association


Click on the links below to browse our operations and find the most convenient one for you.



How old do I need to be to volunteer?

You need to be 16 years or older in order to volunteer with us. However, if you are under 18, you must be accompanied by an adult who will volunteer alongside you.


Do I have to be physically fit?

You need to be fairly active to be a Felix volunteer. Warehouse, Green Scheme and van roles involve lifting - sometimes crates of food and boxes can weigh up to 10kg. However, we do have office roles and will work with you to find a role that suits your physical fitness.


Do I need a driving licence?

Felix's Volunteer Drivers need a valid UK licence. Felix drivers must be over 21 years old and have been driving for over 1 year, with no more than 6 points on their licence. We also ask drivers to complete a minimum of 1 warehouse shift, 2 co-driving shifts and an assessment before setting out on the road alone. This is so our drivers feel comfortable in our vans and confident with our processes.


Can we volunteer as a family or group?

All volunteers must be over 16+ and sign up individually. Any under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. 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.


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. Timings are subject to change but here is a rough idea of our operational schedule:

Green Scheme:

Monday-Friday, 1-3 hours from 8.30am-9pm (shift times vary)

East London Kitchen & Depot (Poplar):

Monday-Friday, 4-6 hours from 7.30am-8pm
Saturday, 4-6 hours from 8am-4pm

(shift times vary depending on the role)

North London Depot (Enfield):

Monday-Friday, 4-6 hours from 8am-7pm
Saturday, 4-6 hours from 8.45am-4.30pm

(shift times vary depending on the role)

South London Depot (Deptford):

Monday-Friday, 4-6 hours from 8am-5pm
Saturday, 4-6 hours from 8am-4pm

(shift times vary depending on the role)

West London Depot (Park Royal):

Monday-Friday, 4-6 hours from 7am-7pm
Saturday, 4-6 hours from 8am-4pm

(shift times vary depending on the role)


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.


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.


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.


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.