“At Sufra NW London, I get to be around genuinely selfless people who are all willing to help others in any way possible. It’s a place that brings together people from all walks of life and is one of the most accepting and welcoming environments I’ve been in. Over the last 6 months, I have gained a real sense of belonging to a community and great friendships. Sufra is a brilliant charity and fills an essential gap in London. We need more Sufra-like places everywhere.” Berrun, Community Kitchen volunteer
If you’re passionate about alleviating poverty and empowering local people to overcome the barriers they face, then why not consider joining Sufra NW London as a volunteer? We offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities, including in our Food Bank, Community Kitchen and even on St. Raphael’s Edible Garden.
If you would like to join our amazing team of volunteers, please fill out an Online Application Form here alternatively please download and complete the volunteer form here: Volunteer Application Form and email it to email@example.com.
Our current Volunteering roles are listed below.
Food Bank Volunteer
You will be setting up food bank before service begins, hosting and liaising with guests, making teas and coffees, packing food parcels, cleaning and tidying when service ends.
Wednesdays 11:00am to 4:00pm or Sundays 11:00am to 4:00pm.
We require a commitment of one fortnightly shift for six months.
Community Kitchen Volunteer
Your main duties as a community kitchen volunteer will involve prepping, cooking, serving guests and cleaning up. There are two shifts available: (Fridays) 3.30pm – 6.30pm and 6pm – 9pm
For the first shift, volunteers are required to assist our Chef in prepping and cooking a three-course vegetarian meal. As well as washing the dishes and helping with the table set-up before the guests begin to arrive.
The second shift includes serving the guests, washing up and socialising with guests. As well as cleaning up and the end of the service.
Come on down and get your hands dirty on St Raphael’s Edible Garden. It doesn’t matter whether your an passionate gardener with years of experience or a complete newbie, we welcome anybody who wants to get stuck in.
Lots of opportunity to learn about horticulture, grow your own fruit and veg, and even manage a chicken coup. If you’re up for it of course!
We need regular help with planting and growing to ensure that we can harvest bumper crops for Food Bank and Community Kitchen guests. If you have – or want to develop – green fingers, please get in touch.
Answering phone call and emails, assist with data entry and keep us stocked up and organised. We request a minimum commitment of 1 day a week for 3 months or 1 day every fortnight for 6 months. Volunteering slots (6 hours) are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am – 4pm, although we are happy to be flexible.
Can you help us get the word out about Sufra’s work? We need a few people who we can call on to set up information stalls, attend events, and distribute information about our upcoming activities and programmes across the borough.
Arabic Speaking Volunteer
We require Arabic Speaking Volunteers to assist with the delivery of advice and welfare support to vulnerable Arabic speaking service users who access our Food Bank, Community Kitchen and Refugee Resettlement Programme. This is an immensely rewarding role working in a small but dynamic charity built around an ethos of sharing, hospitality and inclusivity.
Days required; Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursday and/or Sundays
Are you a driver?
It would be particularly helpful if you are a driver with a car — especially for our new NHS Food Aid delivery service. Please get in touch for more info.
N.B. No specific experience is required, as training will be provided, although experience working with vulnerable people in any capacity would be helpful for the roles above.