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.
The Felix Project operates throughout London, so pick the location most convenient for you.
“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. ”, 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
You need to be 16 years or older in order to volunteer with us.
You need to be fairly active to be a Felix volunteer. Roles involve lifting crates of food and boxes can weigh up to 11kg.
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.
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.
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.
That is entirely up to you. We do not request a minimum or maximum commitment from our volunteers.
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.
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.
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.