• Do you like coffee or chocolate?
  • Are you interested in Fairtrade and Trade Justice?
  • Do you enjoy talking to people?

Then volunteer with us!

Fair Trade Cardiff is looking for volunteers to help staff our stall at the International Food and Drink Festival, in Cardiff Bay, on 14 – 16 July 2017. We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers who can help out for a shift of a few hours on the weekend.

International Food and Drink Festival

Cardiff Bay

14 – 16 July 2017

Who are Fair Trade Cardiff?

Fair Trade Cardiff is a group of volunteers and organisations who want to raise awareness and consumption of fair trade throughout Cardiff. We organise events, work with the Council, organisations and schools, and maintain Cardiff’s Fairtrade City status. Cardiff was the first Fairtrade capital city in the world, and Fair Trade Cardiff has recently been successful in renewing this status which now runs until March 2019. We are a friendly bunch who welcome anyone interested in taking part.

What will volunteers be doing?

Fair Trade Cardiff has partnered with Cardiff’s prime Fair Trade shop, Fair Do’s, to sell much needed drinks, snacks and chocolate to festival visitors throughout the weekend. Alongside this there will be materials about Fair Trade and Trade Justice on the stall. There will also be some examples of other Fair Trade food products. Volunteers will work together to:

  • Sell products on the stall
  • Keep the stall stocked
  • Talk to customers about the products
  • Answer basic questions about Fairtrade
  • Encourage visitors to pick up materials
  • Encourage people interested in learning more to sign up to our newsletters
  • We always have a Fairtrade Banana costume if anyone fancies dressing up! (This is optional)

What if I don’t know anything about Fairtrade?

Never fear! We are working with Fair Trade Wales to put on some information and training sessions about Fairtrade and the stall itself in the two weeks leading up to the festival. Here you will be able to meet other people who are volunteering, learn more about Fair Trade, and try out some of the tasty food products we will be selling on the weekend. These are:

  • Tuesday 4 July, 18.00-19.00, Soho Coffee, St. Davids centre, Cardiff
  • Monday 10 July, 11.30 -12.30, Temple of Peace, Cardiff

How do I volunteer?

If you’re interested in volunteering, then sign up by contacting Steve (sknowles(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)cardiff.gov.uk or Fay (fbrinsdon(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)cardiffmet.ac.uk">fbrinsdon(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)cardiffmet.ac.uk) with which days you are available to volunteer and which training session you would like to attend and they will get back to you with a shift time and more details.

If you have any queries please contact either us directly or Steve or Fay (above) who will be able to answer your queries.


If you’re interested in other volunteering opportunities with us, please see our volunteering page.