Food Sharing Hub Guardian Volunteer

About the Opportunity

• Food Sharing are looking for 8 Project Guardians
• Project Guardians are responsible for overseeing the direction of the Food Sharing Hub.
The group manages our financial sustainability, funding requirements, logistical management, promotional activity, and ensures that we are working towards achieving our vision.
• Project Guardians meet every month but are also expected to make regular appearances at Monday evening planning meetings and take on tasks of choice in-between meetings. Tasks vary but may include policy writing, organising volunteers, partnership building, recruiting new businesses, compiling waste data and creating waste reduction plans.
• Project Guardians are a core part of the organisation and, and are essential for ensuring continuity, adherence to our values and planning the long term future of the Food Sharing Hub.
• Becoming a Project Guardian is a great opportunity to gain experience in the running of a non-profit social and environmental movement. Project Guardians are in a unique position to shape the direction of our organisation and practice skills that interest them: from finance to fundraising, project management to campaign planning.

Skills and Experience

We need Project Guardians who are organised, responsible and can dedicate time to weekly meetings. Ideally Project Guardians would have experience higher level volunteering for a charity, not for profit of social enterprise and will be familiar with management processes.  Applications are also welcome from those with professional expertise in food waste, sustainable food or the non-profit sector.

Practical Details

• We meet on Mondays in the Shrub Co-Op, on 13 Guthrie Street (EH1 1JG). Monthly Project Guardians meetings are usually held in the University of Edinburgh Central campus. Project Guardians are welcome to use the office space at the Shrub Co-Op during opening hours.
• Monday meetings are held from 6 til 7pm.

• Monthly Project Guardians meetings are usually held between 6 and 8pm, dependent on Project Guardians availability.
• The role require 2 to 4 hours of commitment per week.
• A minimum commitment of one year is desirable.
• All Food Sharing Project Guardians are able to apply for the cost of relevant training to be covered by Food Sharing.
• This role is supported by the Project Facilitator who is on hand if you have any questions or queries. The Project Guardians team is also encouraged to support each other, both in and out of meetings.

How to Apply

• Please register interest by sending a paragraph explaining why you would like to become a Project Guardian, what you could bring to the role, and your CV to:

If you have any questions about the role, don’t hesitate to get in touch at: