Real Bread Campaign volunteer

Our Real Bread Campaign coordinator kneads a volunteer to help with project work and general admin. This will suit someone able to start straight away and feels they can commit to volunteering two full days a week in the Sustain office for at least three months. 

The Campaign

Defining Real Bread as made without artificial additives, the Campaign seeks, finds and shares ways of making al loaves better for us, better for our communities and better for the planet.

Find full details at

The role

The volunteer will support the Campaign coordinator with general admin, as well as taking responsibility for elements of specific initiatives. 

Key tasks will be:

  • Research and writing on a revised and updated version of Knead To Know
  • Helping to run a crowdfunding campaign for the book
  • Calls to encourage bakery and cookery school owners, and others, to plan and publish details of their Real Bread Week events

Other tasks may include:

  • Research and writing online news items and features
  • Editorial assistance on True Loaf magazine
  • Compiling the regular Breadcrumbs enewsletter in Mailchimp
  • Answering emails sent to the Campaign
  • Scheduling posts via Tweetdeck to promote the Campaign's work
  • Weekly magazine mailout to new supporters
  • Research, writing and participant recruitment for projects such as We Are Real Bread (photo-led project highlighting the many faces behind the rise of Real Bread) and Together We Rise (therapeutic/social baking)
  • Encouraging lapsed supporters to renew subscriptions and working to attract new paying supporters

Desirable abilities and interests

As a lot of the work is done by phone, you must be ready, willing and able to get on the blower to work through lists of our supporters and other friends to keep them involved in our work.

You will also have:

  • The ability to show initiative and work independently
  • Good writing and research skills with keen attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and work well with colleagues, Campaign supporters and others
  • An interest in the Campaign’s work

A love for (or at least a tolerance of) dreadful, bread-related puns can come in handy, too…

The position is based at Sustain’s office close to Cambridge Heath station in London and not suitable for remote working.

To apply

If you’re interested in this opportunity, please look around the Real Bread Campaign website to get a good idea of its work.

Then upload your CV (max. 2 sides of A4) and complete this application form, being sure to note you are applying to be a Real Bread Campaign volunteer.

In your application, please outline how you feel that:

  • You suit this opportunity: What you can bring to the Campaign, including your relevant skills and experience
  • It suits you: What you hope to get out of volunteering with the Campaign – it’s a two-way deal!

Apply now

Applications close at noon on Monday 30 September 2019 and selected applicants will be invited to the Sustain office for a chat the following week.

Please note that these are a voluntary positions, and no employment contract is implied, but Sustain can reimburse receipted out-of-pocket expenses of up to £13 a day for lunch and travel to/from the office.

Sustain encourages applications from anyone with relevant skills and interests, but regret that they are unable to offer any payment or expenses beyond those outlined above; or assist with finding accommodation or with visa applications.

Read our policy on equal opportunties and more

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