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.
Helping at a foodbank centre
Currently we need back room support, packing food parcels during outlet opening hours at our Easton outlet on Wednesday from 12 noon to 2.15pm.
Van Driver/ Food Collection Volunteer
We need an extra person who can drive our van each Tuesday to pick up food from our collection bins and take it to the Warehouse. The shift is from 10.30am to 2.30pm.
Outlet Internet Signposting Workers
We offer clients at the foodbank support in tackling various areas that cause them financial hardship. We have agreements with other specialist agencies where we can refer folks online for further help. We need a couple of relatively IT savvy people to be available to chat to clients and fill in online referrals. Some basic training in the areas of Energy and Debt Advice will be provided.
A warehouse team sort out all the food coming from our collection bins at local supermarkets. They do this in Easton every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm. We are always interested in further help with this.
Four to six times a year we run Saturday collections at local supermarkets. We are looking for workers to offer two hours help at these.
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.
If you are interested in volunteering please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!
We will invite you to our next quarterly ‘Volunteer Introduction Evening’ a couple of weeks before we hold it. These are held in February, May, September and November each year. Next one May 2019. We will email you details two to three weeks before the evening.
We don’t email immediately after getting your request to volunteer so don’t worry we do have it and will invite you to the next Introduction Evening.