We all want to help and make difference to the life of our local community, but sometimes we don't know where to start.
We would love to invite you to join our friendly Sutton Community Project Volunteer family.


Unloading the food boxes from the van & Set Up

We pick up unsold surplus food and purchased food from our local food stores in the morning and bring it to the Thomas Wall Centre around 1.30-1.45pm on Tuesdays. Before we are open to the public at 2pm, we need to unload them from the car / van and make up food boxes ready for people to collect.

Admin / Communication via OLIO app

When requests come in from OLIOers, we accept it, reply to them to reserve the food box and arrange a pick-up time. If you are good at sending messages in a friendly manner, this role is for you! After accepting it, write down the name of person, QTY and the pick-up time on the note so other volunteer can reserve a box for them.

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Welcome at Door

We need someone at the entrance to greet and welcome visitors with friendly smiles and direct people to 'Room 14' where they can pick up food boxes. If you like meeting new people and enjoy chatting, this is a very exciting place to be and get involved!

Serving at table

When visitors arrive, confirm the name and items and give them a box. Expect ‘unexpected’; sometimes people (walk-ins) just turn up at the door without requesting on the app, but that's O.K. Particularly older generation hear about us from their neighbour or happen to pick up a leaflet from somewhere and decide to visit! Let’s be kind & gracious, and give them a food parcel that they need.

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Provide Hospitality

Next to the Room 14, we also hire the library where we serve tea, coffee and a homemade cake for free. Visitors are more than welcome to sit, have a drink or two and chat with us. Some people like to talk, be listened and share their life stories. It provides a safe place where visitors can just turn up, feel a sense of being a part of community and build new friendships with volunteers & other visitors.

Set down at the end of the day

Tidy up the room, kitchen & library before closing the day. Wash up cups & plates and pack up the banner, put tables & chairs away and load all unused boxes onto cars.

Cleaning Supplies
Food Delivery

Delivery on Request

For those who cannot collect food due to Covid or self-isolation etc., we may offer to deliver a food box locally. If you have a car and happy to deliver, please let us know.

Spread the Word

The more people share our work, the better it becomes for everyone in our community! If you are happy to share our campaign on social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.) or hand out leaflets in our local area, this role is for you!

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What a volunteer says about the Sutton Community Project;

Hi, I’m Stella. Similar to many other HK families we’ve just moved to Sutton not long ago. Gratefully I have been joining this volunteering as Food Angel for 6 months since then.

For me, Right to Food for everyone is vitally important. According to WTO doctrinal terms, it means anybody is entitled for their food to always be adequate, available and accessible. Local councils, food suppliers and NGOs are obliged to work collectively, and in solidarity, to ensure that the production and distribution system guarantees everyone’s such human rights. I strongly believe that Sutton Community Project runs by two local churches leaded under Andrew and the team are acting on a right direction to serve people in real needs, while helping the community to reduce unnecessary food waste.

I trust many of you agree with me that caring is to listen, be compassionate and willing to put the needs of others first. By observation, distributing healthy food boxes to our neighbour is only a means for us to show our warmth caring, especially for those who are struggling from hard times. Through tea & chat, we mutually share happiness and sadness, supporting each other and building friendships. As I am new to the UK, they help and teach me a lot to get along with this exciting and friendly community too. Anyone here can be a good carer and support other people. After all, this is a very enjoyable give and take social service that I found a lot of fulfillments.

Once again, thank you for the Sutton Community Project which connects all heart-linkers together. Especially I can see many experienced HKers are there every week to contribute their best efforts whole-heartedly. Men for and with others! I hope to see you all every Tuesday afternoon at the Thomas Wall Centre.

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