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Why volunteering with us is a great way to engage your company in positive social impact.

As of Monday 19th July, City Harvest re-opens its Corporate Volunteering Programme, welcoming teams of varying sizes who are looking to fulfil volunteer days with fun and meaningful activity at our City Harvest depots.

Team Innocent helps to sort through surplus and load vans at the City Harvest warehouse, Acton.

“Corporate volunteering is a brilliant way for businesses to connect with the work that we do at City Harvest. It gives teams an opportunity to gain a true understanding of our mission against food poverty and waste, while participating in engaging activities that help practically in the local community.” – Kathryn Marshall, Volunteer Engagement Manager

Getting started

To begin with, we will be welcoming groups of up to 4 per session for corporate volunteering, remaining conscious of our volunteer numbers onsite while we continue to encourage social distancing.

For bookings, we offer a flexible programme depending on your team requirements and availability. Corporate volunteering can either be arranged as a part-day (for example, 9-12, 12-3,or 3-6) or a full-day (9-4).

When your team arrive onsite, each group will receive a full induction, welcoming you to the City Harvest team, premises, and health & safety procedures.

For team enquiries, contact our Volunteer Engagement Manager who can provide you with all of the key information and our City Harvest Volunteer Handbook to read through.

Please also find our Manual Handling programme that we require all volunteers to watch here.

Dream Team: colleagues from Innocent Drinks aptly set against our fruity mural at our Acton site.

“We’ve had an amazing day at City Harvest today. It was really well-organised, super friendly and welcoming. I’d recommend it to anyone.”- Sian, Innocent Drinks

Engaging in team volunteering to acheive an immediate, positive social impact is a fantastic opportunity to give back to the London community and take part in a life-changing mission.

Whilst offering a refreshing change of scenery, pace, and wholly different experience to being at a desk, our Volunteer Programme gives real insight into the world of food redistribution; demonstrating how much edible food is wasted in the capital and how City Harvest transforms this into a positive process by combatting food waste and food poverty simultaneously.

City Harvest acheives 9 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. By actively optimising our operation across London every day, we aim to deliver even more nutritious surplus to more projects across all London boroughs, feeding the hungry and reducing the harmful environmental consequences of food waste.