Volunteering at Transition Surplus Food Project

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We’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in getting involved. We have volunteering opportunities in a variety of roles at times to suit you. Get in touch to find out more.

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Concerned about food waste? Want to do your bit for the community? Determined to do something to help the lovely world we live in?

Maybe you are just looking for an opportunity to get you out of the house for a few hours a week? Maybe you enjoy a spot of gardening and have surplus produce you want to find a good home for, love to cook, or want to get involved with the community fridge. Perhaps you like meeting people, want to make new friends, or maybe you just want to feel useful and part of something special.

Well, Transition Surplus Food project is unique. Not only is it blazing a trail in creative ways of dealing with the enormous problem of food waste, but it is a happy place to be.

We are always looking for new volunteers… not because people leave us… some of our volunteers have been with us for years. No that’s not why we want you. We want you because we want to do more.

Fishguard and Goodwick Community Fridge is currently open Monday to Saturday, opening hours depend on when volunteers are available to open and close it. Our volunteers collect food from local shops and businesses, sort through the food to ensure donations are good to eat, and place it in the fridge and on the shelves. Please be assured, we might not know what food supplies are coming in from day to day (that’s one of the things we find exciting), but the food we do have is tasty and clean and far from past its best. It is simply surplus food that would go to waste if we did not use it – what a waste!

We hold events and meetings from our new base at Abergwaun Gateway Club and also in the community and host a whole range of activities from crafting to seed swapping, to making and mending.

If you are interested in working with us, we will make you welcome. We are a friendly bunch of people from all walks of life and all ages and abilities. We will train you and support you and help you identify and develop your skills.

Yes… everyone has skills. We know that… even if you might have forgotten, or never really discovered what you are good at. We know everyone is good at something.

You can volunteer to work whatever times suit you best… a few hours or a day or more each week, depending on your health and your other commitments. We are flexible.

There are a whole range of jobs you can do here, including, acquiring produce, recording what comes in, preparing and cooking food for events, washing and cleaning up and attending events and activities.

Our volunteers describe Transition Cafe as, “A community of lovely people”, “Somewhere that gave me my confidence back”, “A great place to meet and eat”, “The best cafe in the world”, and “Like a really supportive family”.

So what are you waiting for? Contact us for a chat, and to find out more?

We look forward to meeting you.