Volunteering at The Nest
The Nest is only able to run thanks to the support of our amazing volunteers!
We have a range of activities which are carried out by volunteers:
- Lots of our volunteers work in the shop whilst it is open,
greeting customers, working on the till and helping
re-stock the shelves.
- Some of our volunteers assist during our big delivery that
we get one a week. They help carry the crates of food into
the shop and then sort it all and display it ready
for our customers!
- Some of our other volunteers collect food from the various
supermarkets who provide us with food.
We are always looking for new volunteers at The Nest, as we keep growing so we keep needing new people to help out! There are opportunities to do a lot of hours, or just one shift every other week, so if you are at all interested in helping out it is definitely worth applying to be a volunteer. If you do apply and we don't have any space you will be added to our waiting list, and we will get in touch when a space opens up. We provide all our volunteers with induction and appropriate training, so you will be well prepared for your duties!
If you are interested in volunteering with us you can fill in a volunteer application form and either email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it into the shop whilst we are open. If you have any questions about volunteering, or you have trouble filling in the application form, just get in touch and we will be happy to give you a hand!
Current volunteering vacancies (last updated 30/09/21):
We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the following roles, if you are interested, or would like to find out more then please get in touch! These tasks need to be done every week, but if you would prefer to do them fortnightly then we can set up a rota for them.
- Somebody to collect food from Tesco on Lanehouse Rocks Road in Weymouth on a Thursday morning. Ideally the collection will occur between 8am and 9am, and then the food can be dropped off at The Nest straight away, but there is some flexibility with timings. It is usually only a bag or two of bread, so you will not need a lot of space in your vehicle.
- Somebody to collect food from Waitrose in Dorchester on a Monday night. You would need to get to Waitrose at around 8:15pm and collect the food, and then take it to The Nest. There is sometimes quite a lot of food, so you will need a reasonable amount of space in your vehicle.
- Somebody to collect food from Sainsbury’s in Weymouth on a Friday afternoon between 12 noon and 5:30pm, and then drop it off at The Nest.