In June Dorking-based Mid Surrey Community Fridges (MSCF) was awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK, for its efforts in saving good food from going to waste and distributing it to people who can use it. The award is the MBE for charitable organisations.
As the organisation grows, opportunities are opening for new volunteers, and right now there is a particular need for van drivers. MSCF is looking for people over the age of 21 (for insurance purposes) with a clean driving licence who can commit to one or two (or more!) 4 hour shifts a week. There is an element of heavy lifting involved – such as crates of vegetables – so volunteers for the role should be physically fit.
If driving isn’t for you then there are a number of volunteer roles in the warehouse in Dorking or the fridges in Dorking, Leatherhead, Bookham or at the mobile fridge stops in Capel, Box Hill, Pixham and Beare Green.
MSCF is the largest Community Fridge organisation in the UK with a complex logistic system to collect food and distribute it to tight deadlines. If you would like to develop your skill set, build your experience, work with a brilliant, award-winning group of people, contribute to your community and help the environment – this could be exactly what you are looking for. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.