Urban Food Fortnight Volunteer at Sustain: The Alliance for Better Food and Farming

We are looking for a volunteer to join us 2 days/week (minimum) between now and October to help coordinate Urban Food Fortnight.

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Hours per week 14 hours
Location Development House, 56-64 Leonard St EC2A 4LT
Description

Urban Food Fortnight is London Food Link's celebration of the fantastic amount of food being grown, made, cooked and saved in the Capital. The fortnight brings together restaurants and retailers with London’s edible gardens, small-batch producers, and food-surplus champions to create special menus, supper clubs and other events. UFF gives everyone the opportunity to try local real food, including delicacies such as Tottenham made cheese, Stratford sourced fish, Enfield reared lamb and Hackney grown salad.

This role is perfect for anyone interested in sustainable and local food systems.

The main tasks the volunteer would be expected to undertake are:

• Contacting restaurants, chefs, retailers, producers and food growers by phone and in person to take part in UFF

• Supporting the team at pre-UFF events and training sessions over the summer including helping to plan and run a Get Connected networking event for UFF participants in late-July.

• Processing applications from potential events and sending out promotional packs

• Social media communications

• Creating news items for the UFF website

• Developing fundraising ideas and helping with fundraising activities

• Working closely with food growers and producers to develop ideas for the fortnight
From time to time you might also be asked to help with tasks relating to other London Food Link work, such as the Jellied Eel magazine.


This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills:

  • Interpersonal/Confidence
  • Teamwork
  • Planning/Organising
About you

The organisation has indicated the following requirements from volunteers who want to take this opportunity.

Essential: Volunteers must have a good knowledge of Microsoft Office. Good communications skills a must - phone, email and face-to-face.

Desirable: Enthusiasm for and understanding of local food systems and projects

Withdrawn

This position has been withdrawn by the organisation.