Volunteer with us

A list of current volunteering roles at the Fairtrade Foundation.

  • Commercial Partnerships Volunteer

    The Fairtrade Foundation is a passionate and ambitious development organisation committed to tackling poverty and injustice through trade. We are best known as the independent, not-for-profit body behind the FAIRTRADE Mark, a product label assuring consumers that their purchase helps disadvantaged farmers and workers in developing countries secure a better deal. The FAIRTRADE Mark is the best known and most trusted ethical mark amongst UK consumers.

    Headed by the Commercial Director, the Commercial Partnerships team is responsible for managing all the business relationships involved in buying and selling of Fairtrade products. Covering food and non-food products, the team is responsible for getting businesses engaged in Fairtrade. They do this by working to deepen existing business commitments to Fairtrade, by building prospective relationships with businesses new to Fairtrade and by ensuring that consumers see the FAIRTRADE Mark.

    The team comprises two distinct but complementary parts – Commercial Partnerships and Innovation & Business Services Team.

    The Commercial Partnerships team is responsible for developing and managing relationships with businesses that sell Fairtrade products directly to consumers. They work with a wide variety of organisations from major retailers, to brand companies and the Out of Home (OOH) channel.

    The OOH sector is a huge and diverse industry, ranging from contract caterers to hotels, travel operators and workplaces. A variety of Fairtrade products are sold across this sector via a range of outlets.

    Our primary objective is to protect and grow Fairtrade coffee sales and other Fairtrade products, however the OOH team is also working to increase their communications to all operators in the industry to further drive engagement in Fairtrade.

    Role description: The OOH volunteer will be working to support the team’s strategy to protect and grow sales of Fairtrade coffee, developing our communications to a variety of businesses in the industry from independent coffee shops to workplaces, coffee-to-go and vending.

    Commitment:  Ideally we would like to have a volunteer for 3 days per week for at least 3 months.

     This arrangement is not intended to be legally binding or to create a contract.