Volunteers are an integrated part of foodbanks. Your skills could be just what we need.
Volunteers are the driving force behind foodbanks. There are thousands of volunteers across the UK, helping The Trussell Trust Foodbank Network get emergency food to people in crisis. We want you to enjoy volunteering and there are lots of ways to get involved. Whatever role you choose, you will make a real difference to the life of someone in crisis.
We need help to weigh, sort and store donated food before it’s made into parcels for clients to collect. You could help in this vital work to ensure we have the right food available at all times.
We require people to help with the distribution of food from our warehouse to our distribution centres and also with donation pickups. This role is physically demanding but very active and rewarding.
Meet clients and give out food parcels. Have an informal chat with clients over a cup of tea, to discuss their situation and signpost to further support. You work in small teams to make the distribution work effectively
If you are interested in volunteering please email [email protected]
- What are the COVID procedures at the moment?
We take the health and safety of everyone associated with the Foodbank very seriously and we take guidance from the government about how we should operate. At the moment we are taking care to limit the number of people who can volunteer in an indoor space and also ensuring that people are wearing masks and staying vigilant about any COVID symptoms they may be displaying.
- What can I expect from volunteering at the Foodbank?
We are a friendly sociable bunch who would welcome people willing to help with open arms. The roles are quite different but what most have in common is that you’ll be lifting crates of food so you would need to be physically fit enough to do this. However, we do have less physically demanding roles at our Distribution Centres.
- Can I speak to someone before completing an application form?
- I only have 2 hours a week available is that ok?
Yes. We would welcome your help at our Warehouse with packing our food parcels.
- Can I volunteer with a friend?
Definitely. We have a few couples and friends who volunteer and thoroughly enjoy the experience.