Volunteer with Brighton & Hove Food Partnership

See what we get up to in our kitchen

Volunteers are essential to our work ensuring participants in our projects and activities have a great experience.

If you would like to get involved in our work we may have the following opportunities available:

Cookery volunteers

Are you friendly, organised and good with people? Enjoy cooking and learning about food?

We need a team of dedicated volunteers to support our cookery activities. Volunteers will help cookery leaders to ensure the smooth running of courses and masterclasses. This role is all about supporting and enabling people to get involved. A sense of humour, patience and confidence in the kitchen are essential.

We deliver various courses and workshops throughout the year, mainly from our new Community Kitchen space in central Brighton. These include ‘community’ courses with vulnerable adults as well as commercial classes run by local chefs and food experts.

We are currently well supported by our team of volunteers. Sign up to our newsletter where we advertise dates for future recruitment. 

(Please apply only if you have daytime availability including school holidays). 

Find out more in the role description. If you’re interested in volunteering at the Community Kitchen please send in an application form and we will get in touch with you when we recruit again.

Our directory has details about volunteering at lunch clubs, community cafes or other shared meals settings.

Contact: Jo Glazebrook, jo@bhfood.org.uk, 01273 234810


Community Gardening

We run drop-in sessions for volunteers at our  community gardens at our Saunders Park Edible Garden and the Preston Park Demo Garden. There is a range of gardening tasks on offer to suit all abilities as well as the chance to meet some nice people and  learn about fruit and vegetable growing within the city.

We also deliver weekly garden sessions  providing gardening activities for vulnerable adults in the city including adults with dementia. Support volunteers work alongside our gardener, assisting and enabling participants to complete tasks and activities in practical garden sessions. This role is ideally suited to people who are interested in support work, occupational therapy or therapeutic community gardening.  

Contact: Jo Glazebrook, jo@bhfood.org.uk, 01273 234810

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