Work With Us

This is where you'll find opportunities to work with us and we're always delighted to hear from enthusiastic volunteers!

  • Paid/Freelance
  • Flexible working hours: 24 days to be scheduled from early May to early July 2021
  • Based on site at schools across London

Applications must be submitted electronically to by midnight on Wednesday 14 April 2021. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

Project Assistant

  • Paid
  • 6 month contract, 25 hours a week
  • Applicant must be aged 16-24 years and on Universal Credit

Applications must be submitted through your local Job Centre by Sunday 25 April 2021.

This job is part of the government's National Kickstart Scheme, helping young people to find high quality job placements.

Volunteering at School Food Matters

School Food Matters relies on the work of volunteers. The contribution of volunteers is always valuable to our small charity. Opportunities to help with food education projects can involve helping our gardeners, chefs and project officers in schools, and supporting our team at market days and events. These opportunities are a great way to explore our work and get hands-on experience of running sessions with children in schools.

Administrative tasks can include research or support with our project work. Previous volunteers have researched and written content for our website, set up office systems and helped to develop our social media strategy.

The work could be at schools around London or at our offices in SW London. We will pay your expenses up to a maximum of £10 for travel and £5 for food. Your expenses will be reimbursed when you complete an expenses form and produce receipts.

School Food Matters is only able to work with volunteers who are entitled to work in the UK and cannot assist with work permits or immigration issues. As part of the volunteer recruitment process, we ask you to complete an application form and provide references.

School Food Matters is committed to making new opportunities available to a wide variety of volunteers to promote diversity and equality of opportunity. We want to attract people from all backgrounds as this helps us to create a more complete workplace to better reflect the diverse communities we serve.

If you are interested in volunteering please read our Volunteer PolicyCharity Charter and complete the application form here.

School Food Matters is proud to be a Living Wage employer.