Affordable Nottingham


About Us

Affordable Nottingham is community shop based in Canning Circus dealing in surplus foods and goods. They also have a free to use social lounge and can often be found working in the community to alleviate the impact of poverty, poor health and social isolation.

They seek to address the cycle of poor health, poverty and social isolation by reducing food waste and getting it to those who need it most. The community shop and social lounge offers a safe community space and their approach is based on developing strong and authentic relationships with their suppliers and customers. 

About your role

Volunteers support a range of activities. You will be based in the community shop serving customers, stocking shelves, liasing with suppliers, helping with marketing and helping to spread the aims of the project. You will be fully trained and supported throughout your time volunteering.

All volunteers will also get the chance to gain qualifications in Food Business, Food Hygiene and even First Aid! 


We ask you to commit 3 hours per week for a minimum of one month. Induction sessions will be taking place all year round. The community shop is open from 12pm-6pm Monday to Tuesday and 9am-6pm Wednesday to Saturday. They will help find volunteer hours that work around your schedule. 

How to find us

The shop is located at 45 Derby Road, Nottingham NG! 5AW. Any travel costs will be covered for volunteers.

Application process

1) Click on the 'Register Your Interest' to contact the SVC for more details 

2) We will put you in touch with Affordable Nottingham.

3) Afforadble Nottingham will invite you an informal chat and you can get started at a time that suits you.

Other information

All travel expenses are covered for volunteers, along with any other costs you may incur.

All applications are welcome, you don't have any experience to get involved. 

Register your interest now to get involved!

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