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.
We are also one of the Bristol based charity inHope’s projects and apply the same volunteering policy:
“During the Covid-19 crisis we relaxed our Volunteer Policy and welcomed volunteers who were supportive of our Christian ethos, whilst not practicing the faith. We have been reviewing our practices as lockdown relaxations have allowed, and have also begun working through updates to our policy. For the time being, if you are interested in volunteering, we ask that you share our commitment to Christ and be expressing that both as a member of a church and through your contribution to the work of inHope. We are thankful for all of our volunteers. “
All volunteering posts will require references to be received. These can be from an employer, colleague, friend or another relevant individual who is not a family member.
Food Delivery Drivers
We need a person to deliver food boxes direct to clients in the area around East Bristol.
To sign up as a driver you will need:
- A valid, full driving licence
- A serviceable vehicle with current MOT, Tax and Insurance.
- To inform your insurance provider that you will be using your vehicle for volunteering purposes.
Mileage can be reimbursed. Driving slots can be on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday depending on location and availability.
We need a couple of van drivers available weekdays anytime between 11 and 4 to help shift food – usually about a three hour shift.
Currently we cannot conduct supermarket collections.
Most of our volunteer roles are opt in ones using an online calendar – this means you choose the dates you can be there and don’t require you to be there every session.
(Please be aware this calendar will only be accessible once we have signed you up as a volunteer!)
If you are interested in volunteering please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!