Packing food bags for the needy and sorting rescued food

Berliner Tafel e.V.

Mitte, 10553 Berlin, Berlin
Medium German skills
Once
Volunteering session
  • Fri, 31/05/2024 | 09:00  –  14:30
  • Wed, 05/06/2024 | 09:00  –  14:30
  • Wed, 12/06/2024 | 09:00  –  14:30
  • (and 2 more dates)
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  • Food Saving
  • Hands-on Activities
  • Poverty Reduction

About the volunteering opportunity

From the manager to the housekeeper, a colorful team sorts an equally diverse selection of donated fruit and vegetables according to the principle of the five senses and valid food standards. You will first be given a short introduction and then you can get straight down to sorting the food together with other volunteers. The food will then be packed into bags so that it can be distributed to Berliners in need and refugees from Ukraine.

Of course, there will be a lunch break during which you will receive a free lunch :)

Your Tasks

Together with many volunteers, you are responsible for sorting donated food (mainly fruit and vegetables). The food bags are then packed for delivery to needy households.

Follow this link to find the info sheet on the job.

What's needed

For this volunteering opportunity, intermediate German skills are required.

You should be at least 18 years old, have a basic level of physical fitness, be interested in working with food and have no reservations about coming into contact with goods that are no longer edible. You should also be able to proactively approach other employees and ask them for advice if you have already completed your task

What to bring

From us you can get the following materials for health and safety at work:

-    Medical mask: Surgical or FFP2 mask
-    Disinfectant
-    Disposable gloves
-    Safety shoes with steel toe caps
-    Plastic bibs or green board T-shirts to wear over your clothes as protection.

Please bring clothes that can get dirty and have socks with you, as you will be given work shoes.

Of course, we also serve a delicious lunch made from donated food (sandwiches, salads, etc.) for all volunteers!

Time required

Once

Dates

Fri, 31/05/2024
09:00  –  14:30
0 of 4 booked
Wed, 05/06/2024
09:00  –  14:30
1 of 4 booked
Wed, 12/06/2024
09:00  –  14:30
1 of 4 booked
Thu, 20/06/2024
09:00  –  14:00
0 of 4 booked
Tue, 25/06/2024
09:00  –  14:00
0 of 4 booked

Where?

Berliner Tafel e.V.

Every day, tons of perfectly good, edible food is thrown away in Berlin. Fresh nourishment that could help many Berliners in need if it were distributed properly - something that the Berliner Tafel e.V. has been accomplishing successfully since 1993, For 25 years, Berliner Tafel members and volunteers have been rescuing donated food, sorting it, and delivering it to social and charitable organizations throughout the city.

More about the organisation
Mitte, 10553 Berlin, Berlin
Medium German skills
Once
Volunteering session
  • Fri, 31/05/2024 | 09:00  –  14:30
  • Wed, 05/06/2024 | 09:00  –  14:30
  • Wed, 12/06/2024 | 09:00  –  14:30
  • (and 2 more dates)
Show dates
Mitte, 10553 Berlin, Berlin
Medium German skills
Once
Volunteering session
  • Fri, 31/05/2024 | 09:00  –  14:30
  • Wed, 05/06/2024 | 09:00  –  14:30
  • Wed, 12/06/2024 | 09:00  –  14:30
  • (and 2 more dates)
Show dates