Jobs and volunteering opportunities at the food and farming charity Sustain

We post current opportunities here. We usually also advertise each opportunity by email to people on the mailing list of the relevant project/campaign, and on the Environment Job website, which runs an email news service for vacancies in the environmental sector.

Urban Food Fortnight volunteer

London Food Link has an opportunity for a summer volunteer to help organise this year’s Urban Food Fortnight. This is a great role for someone who loves food and London and is available two days per week from as soon as possible until end of September (and beyond if you can).

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As a small, independent charity, Sustain relies on the contributions made by volunteers, and often has opportunities available. In return, volunteers can gain experience and knowledge of campaigning and project work around various key food issues.

About volunteering at Sustain

Tasks may include administrative work, research and campaigning. Previous volunteers have researched and written reports on issues such as sustainable fish and bottled water, assisted in the administration of a grants scheme, surveyed outlets offering Fairtrade food and helped organise a conference on Urban Agriculture.

Our team works flexible hours, though the type of tasks that we need volunteers to help with is rarely suitable for them to carry out in the evening or at weekends, or from home. Where a voluntary role requires work outside the office, this will be made clear in advance.

Most volunteering opportunities are based at Sustain's offices in the Old Street area of central London. We sometimes run regional projects, but rarely have volunteering opportunities outside London.

We offer limited expenses, if working five or more hours in that day, up to a maximum of £8 for travel and £5 for food, on production of a receipt/ticket.

Sustain is only able to take on volunteers who are entitled to work in the UK, and can't assist volunteers with work permits, immigration issues, or finding accommodation.

If you are interested in volunteering at Sustain but can't see a current vacancy above, please have a look at our projects and campaigns, then email your CV with a brief indication of the project(s) or campaign(s) you are interested in, and the amount of time (ie how many days per week and how many weeks/months) you can commit, to Ruth Westcott:




Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming

Sustain advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, promote equity and enrich society and culture.