Do volunteers need food safety training?

All volunteers that come into contact with food in any way from making the food items to simply handling on service are required by law to have had food safety training, you will require a Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate before undertaking such tasks.

The charity or group you volunteer for may help you to gain this training or potentially fund it but it is your responsibility as an individual to be sure you have the correct level of training before you work with food consumed by the general public.

We support many charities and volunteer groups to keep their training up to date and relevant. Our online training platform also keeps you informed on when and how you renew your training to ensure its always as you need it to be.