The Fitzherbert Community Hub will be opening in Summer 2022 and we will rely on local volunteers to make the project a success.
To become a volunteer, all you need is enthusiasm and a desire to help. You can choose how much time you give and we’ll give you all the training and support you need.
We welcome people from all nationalities and backgrounds. Our volunteers include job-seekers, retired workers, asylum seekers, full-time workers and students.
How can you help?
Food prep & cooking
Are you an aspiring chef? We need people who know their way around a kitchen to help us turn surplus food into delicious meals in the ‘pay as you feel’ community café!
Are you friendly, enjoy meeting new people and handy with a serving spoon? Then we would love you to help us serve food in the ‘pay as you feel’ community café.
Are you up with the larks? We need morning people to help us get the community café open and ready for business before the crowds descend!
& washing up
Pack down & wash up
Many hands make light work….and never is this more true than when it comes to washing up and getting your community café clean and tidy at the end of the day!
Stock room organising
Are you super organised? We need people to organise our stock room so kitchen and food bank volunteers can find easily what they want and ensure stock turnover.
We need drivers (with clean license) to deliver food into the community and collect surplus food from donors across the city. Van supplied and mileage reimbursed!
Manning reception desk
We need people to man our reception desk – the first point of contact for visitors to the Fitzherbert Community Hub and vital to the smooth running of the project.
As part of the refurbishment project, we will be creating a City Garden. We need help with development and maintenance. No experience or equipment necessary.
Marketing & social media
Are you a whizz on social media? We need a tech savvy person to help spread the word about Fitzherbert Community Hub!
Whoever you are and however you choose to volunteer, you’ll be part of a supportive community coming together to transform East Brighton.
You’ll also learn useful skills, gain valuable work experience, meet new people, share your knowledge and make a real difference.
What people have to say
“One of the things we pride ourselves on is that we’re very welcoming, it’s a little bit like the corner shop. We know people’s name and we’re pleased to see them. They share their good news with us as well as the challenges they face which we do our best to respond to”
Anne Brookes, Volunteer, BTTC Food Hub
“I have had a difficult year with moving to a new city with no contacts during a pandemic and having no work. Without the food hub I honestly don’t know how I would have got through some very difficult months where I was eating so little because of budget issues that it was starting to cause some serious damage to my body. The volunteers and staff are always extremely friendly and make a point of getting to know you and treating you like a member of the community, I have huge difficulties in asking for help and am always anxious about seeking support but I am always put at ease when I arrive.”
User of BTTC Food Hub
“Seeing people in a church hall, eating something nice, and none of them are on their phone, it’s like something incredible, they are all chatting, from the street communities, to maybe a teacher or a lawyer…..they’re all chatting.”
Customer, Real Junk Food Project Pop-up Cafe
“You have got people who wouldn’t otherwise have an opportunity to meet each other and because they’re here and socialising together, really strong friendships are being formed across artificial barriers of race, class, age and everything else.”
Tim Holtam, Brighton Table Tennis Club about the Real Junk Food Project Pop-up Cafe
We’d be delighted to hear from you if you like to volunteer at the Fitzherbert Community Hub. Please fill out the contact form below and we’ll get back to you.
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