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How volunteering works

Volunteering is simple and typically requires about an hour per week on the phone or online with entrepreneurs and managing directors of small food companies in Africa.  PFS makes volunteering easy and leverages the wisdom and expertise you already have. You will be surprised by what a difference you can make putting to work what you already know!


Volunteer contacts PFS


Volunteer registers online


Volunteer looks through open positions & chooses a project


PFS assembles virtual volunteer team & kicks off project, aligns field staff, clients & colunteers on project objectives


Project team executes the plan. Volunteers spend about 4-6 hours per month. Projects typically last 4-6 months


Project is completed & field staff oversees implementation of the project. Volunteers, client & field staff have final debrief meeting & close project

General Mills
General Mills, the founding member of Partners in Food Solutions, is one of the world’s leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 150,000 people in 70 countries.
With a nearly 30,000 strong team and unparalleled capabilities built on more than a century of cutting-edge science, dsm-firmenich is a trailblazer in the reinvention, manufacturing, and combination of vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances.
Bühler is a global leader in the field of process engineering, in particular production technologies and services for producing foods and manufacturing advanced materials. Bühler operates in over 140 countries and has a over 10,000 employees worldwide.
The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, PA, is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world through its chocolate, sweets, mints and other great-tasting snacks.
Ardent Mills
Ardent Mills is committed to transforming how the world is nourished.
Inspired by more than 120 years of business success and five generations of family leadership, The J. M. Smucker Company makes food that people and pets love. The Company’s portfolio of 40+ brands, which are found in 90 percent of U.S. homes and countless restaurants, include iconic products consumers have always loved such as Folgers, Jif and Milk-Bone plus new favorites like Café Bustelo, Smucker’s Uncrustables and Rachael Ray Nutrish.
Dante Vargas

Dante Vargas

A General Mills Volunteer.
Indra Mehrotra

Indra Mehrotra

A Cargill Volunteer.
Sheetal Bhadekar

Sheetal Bhadekar

A DSM Volunteer.
Rolf Kamps

Rolf Kamps

A Bühler Volunteer

Help cultivate a sustainable African food industry

We have roles for everyone, no technical expertise required!



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Virtual Volunteering - Instead of traveling thousands of miles to help food companies in person, Partners in Food Solutions uses a low cost, high impact virtual volunteer model that leverages the presence of Africa based staff and takes advantage of continually improving communications technology to connect volunteers with African entrepreneurs.

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Make a Difference - Volunteers get the unique opportunity to make a direct impact on both a small food producer - who is employing workers, providing a market for farmers and producing quality food- as well as a whole community by strengthening the entire food value chain.

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Hone Your Skills - PFS gives volunteers the opportunity to use and improve their business skills on real projects for real businesses. They have the opportunity to collaborate with others from partner companies, address challenges that they may not otherwise encounter in their jobs and employ their skills in a dynamic international setting.

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Share Your Expertise - Using knowledge and experience honed at some of the world’s leading food companies, our volunteers collaborate on a wide variety of projects such as developing business strategies, formulating and enriching products, improving quality assurance and developing marketing strategies.

Together, we can make a meaningful difference. 


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