Become a Food Waste Hero and Volunteer with FoodCloud
Our FoodRescueProject brings volunteers,food businesses, and charities together to rescue surplus food in Dublin & Cork delivering it to those who need it most. Our volunteers are the heart and soul of this project. Interested in getting involved?
Please note: our volunteer recruitment for this project has paused for the Summer and will resume in early 2019. We will be in touch with applicants at this time.
We are always looking for new volunteers to join our community. For every trip we need a driver and a navigator, so you are still essential even if you do not have a licence!
The driver takes off in our fantastic Opel sponsored Combo van (drivers only need a standard car driver’s licence to drive these light vans). While the navigator keeps record of the food acquired and gives directions to the driver. After collecting donations from stores, the food is then dropped off to one of our wonderful charity partners.This work is so rewarding, as our volunteers can see the direct impact they are making in tackling food waste and food poverty.
Can I Volunteer?
Anyone 18+ can volunteer as a navigator. To volunteer as a driver you must be 25 or over with a full clean drivers licence (Irish or EU).
What Commitment Do I Need to Make?
You must be able to devote at least one shift per fortnight, ideally for a minimum of three months.
Dublin – Tallaght:
FoodCloud HQ, Broomhill Business Park, Broomhill Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Dublin – CityCentre:
FoodCloud,The Tower, Trinity Enterprise Centre, Pearse Street, Dublin 2
Cork – LittleIsland:
BIA Food Initiative, Unit 3, OC Commercial Park, Little Island, Co Cork
How Do I Sign-Up?
If you are interested in joining our team, all new volunteers must attend a training session with us. The training session takes an hour and will cover basic food safety training, what is involved in the routes, and what it means to be a FoodCloud volunteer.
All volunteers need to be able to follow procedures, especially relating to food hygiene and safety, and adhere to FoodCloud’s organisational values and policies. Applicants will need to provide a reference at time of application, which may be checked for suitability for the role. To apply and participate in our next training session, please click on the button above and complete the online application form.