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Volunteer

Volunteers are the life blood 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.

General volunteer roles

We always have roles available in our warehouse / behind the scenes. 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. Our depot is open for this role on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at Ruxley Lane.

Or would you like to support our volunteer team by making refreshments at our depot once a week (Wednesday or Thursday mornings)?

We also welcome seasonal present wrapping, ad hoc driving, furniture collections/deliveries, manning our stands at community events or being involved with charity collection days, and much more. Do get in touch to find out more.

Helping at a foodbank centre

At our 5 distribution centres our volunteers meet clients and give out food parcels. They have an informal chat with clients over a cup of tea, to discuss their situation and signpost to further support. Please note our rotas are currently full for this role at this time unless you have already attended one of our training courses (January 2017). If you are interested we can add you on to our waiting list for our next training session.

If you are interested in any of the above roles please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!

 

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