Thinking of volunteering?

If you would like to find out more about volunteering with Edinburgh Food Project we’re running a taster session on Friday 16th June from 13:00 – 15:00. Join us for some tea and a chat and learn about our volunteering roles.  Our team will talk you through what’s involved and you’ll get a chance to do some hands on volunteering in the warehouse, before we finish up with a chance to ask questions and complete a volunteer application.

If you would like to book a place at the taster session, please email volunteers@edinburghfoodproject.org.

Investing in Volunteers

Investing In Volunteers is the UK standard for good practice in volunteer management. Edinburgh Food Project is, and always has been, powered by volunteers and we wanted to achieve the standard to show our commitment to and appreciation of our volunteers.  We also wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on our processes and learn from other organisations. In October 2021, after completing and reviewing our self assessment, providing supporting documents and going through hours of interviews we achieved the Investing in Volunteers award.

The assessment reviewed our processes in six quality areas:

  • Vison for volunteering
  • Planning for volunteers
  • Volunteer inclusion
  • Recruiting and welcoming volunteers
  • Supporting volunteers
  • Valuing and developing volunteers
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Volunteer opportunities
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Volunteer Training
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Volunteer Testimonials
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Corporate Volunteering