Officer Cricle
Faizan Sajid

Activities Officer

"Volunteering as a Student can create a massive impact in your local community and provides an opportunity for you to make changes to the issues you care about."

Project Overview

 Foodhall is a multi-award-winning community centre and cafe at the heart of Sheffield city centre. Managed by the community, for the community, we tackle social isolation and encourage integration across a diverse range of groups.We are a place for everyone to share food, drink, company, skills and time – all on a contribute-what-you-can basis. To supply the kitchen and cafe Foodhall intercepts food waste streams from local traders, and uses this surplus to serve hot meals a minimum of three times a week. 

Foodhall Kitchen Volunteer

Put the food into Foodhall, your local DIY community centre/cafe/venue/artspace/utopia! Sort through stock, devise menus, cook delicious meals and keep the kitchen running smoothly. Provide hot, tasty, and healthy food to all.  Volunteering in the Foodhall kitchen is a great introduction to Foodhall and its community. As a kitchen volunteer, you will be responsible for sorting through donated food, devising menus for the day, cooking meals, serving orders, and cleaning up afterwards. It's a great way to learn new skills, meet new people, and have fun.

Foodhall Front of House Volunteer

Be one of the welcoming faces of Foodhall, your local DIY community centre/cafe/venue/artspace/utopia! Take orders, make drinks, chat and welcome visitors to Foodhall. Provide comfort, company, drinks and activities to all. Volunteering in Foodhall front of house is a great introduction to Foodhall and its community. As a FoH volunteer, you will be responsible for welcoming people into Foodhall, chatting to visitors and making them feel comfortable in the space. You will help make hot drinks, take and serve orders, and stay on top of cleaning and tidying the space. Crucially, you will be providing visitors with company, engaging them with the project and encouraging them to participate in the community. It's a great way to learn new skills, meet new people, and have fun.


Foodhall, 121 Eyre St, Sheffield S1 4QW

Hours per week

No minimum time commitment is required, though the more you can do (and more regularly), the better! Volunteer shifts tend to last 3-6 hours. If you can't commit to this availability, no problem, just get in touch and we will find something that works.

Benefits to self

  • learn new skills (from making cappuccinos to building furniture, planning events to writing funding applications)
  • have access to our events (live music, DJs, film screenings, communal meals, art exhibitions, and more!)
  • have use of community facilities (bike repair kit, garden, carpentry tools, pottery studio, and more!)
  • meet and join a diverse community of people that seeks to increase equality and enrich the culture of our city.

Training information

All volunteers are given comprehensive inductions and training upon joining Foodhall. We regularly hold small group training sessions.

DBS required?


Skills/Experience required

No previous experience is necessary, but it would be great if:

  • you have experience working in a cafe or kitchen
  • you are comfortable talking with a diverse mix of people
  • you are comfortable being self-directed
  • you are open to new experiences
  • you are open to new people
  • you work well in a team
  • you are clean and tidy
  • you are keen to learn
  • you are organised
  • you are sociable


Expenses information

 Travel expenses will be reimbursed.

To find out more information about this role and similar opportunities, book an informal chat appointment with a member of the Volunteering team.