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Volunteer Navigator (Cork)


Volunteer Navigator (Cork)



At a Glance

  • Start Date:29/01/2023
  • End Date:08/07/2023
  • Closing date:27/08/2023
  • Post Updated:16/01/2023
  • Min Hours:4
  • Role Type:Other

Requirements:Comfortable lifting and carrying up to 20kg


About FoodCloud

FoodCloud (CHY21177) is a fast-growing Irish based social enterprise that has a vision for a world where no good food goes to waste. 40% of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted across the global food system. If food waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions, after the US and China. In Ireland, we waste one million tonnes of food annually and one in eight people do not have enough to eat.

FoodCloud uses innovative technology to connect supermarkets directly to charities in their local community and there are currently over 3,200 supermarkets donating to 8,000 charities across the UK and Ireland through the FoodCloud platform. FoodCloud Hubs connects food businesses with large volumes of surplus food to charities across Ireland through three warehouses in Dublin, Galway and Cork.  The equivalent of over 1.5 million meals are being rescued every month through both services.

You can find out more about FoodCloud’s operation through FoodCloud’s video and through our Youtube channel. 


The Role: 

This is a volunteer position where you will have the opportunity to be a central part of the operations team.  As a volunteer navigator you will be responsible for assisting the driver with the collection and delivery of surplus food from our Cork Hub to our charities in the region. You will ride along in the FoodCloud van to our community partners and deliver their order as instructed by our operations team. You will be provided training and induction into your role as well as ongoing support when required. You may also be required to support the picking, packing and sorting of food in our Cork Hub as demand requires.

Person and Skill Specifications:

  • Positive attitude and willingness to develop new skills.

  • Excellent communication and people skills. 

  • Commitment to your full volunteer placement is required.

  • Experience working in a team environment. 

  • Comfortable lifting and carrying up to 20kg. 

  • Comfortable working in a warehouse environment . 


Key Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Food Handling 

  • Enforcing HACCP and food safety regulations as directed 

  • Engage with your team as an active team member

  • Volunteers must adhere to FoodCloud’s safety procedures at all times. Including all COVID protocols in place at the time of volunteering.

  • Volunteers may be asked to wear a face covering at points during their placement.

  • Supporting the driver unloading the surplus food at our charity partners location

Is training provided?: Yes

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Commitment Period: 3+ Months Shifts available: Monday - Friday Shift times: 9am-1pm and/or 1pm-4pm

Minimum time commitment per week:
4 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Informal interview


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Volunteer Department

Address: FoodCloud, Unit 8 Broomhill Business Park, Broomhill Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland


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