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.
Warehouse volunteer and Warehouse Manager
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. This takes place on Wednesday evenings between 7 and 8.30pm at Big Yellow Self Storage, Barrow Road, Lawrence Hill.
Foodbanks work with front line agencies who in turn refer clients to foodbanks. Our foodbank has over 200 referral partners and in this role you will be coordinating the issuing and distribution of vouchers to these agencies. Once the vouchers are redeemed the data they contain needs to be added to our central database. Full training and support is available. This role is office based on Mondays between 10am and 2pm.
Helping at a foodbank centre
Currently we need back room support, packing food parcels during outlet opening hours at both Easton outlets.
Van Driver/ Food Collection Volunteer
We need someone who can drive our van one day a week to pick up food from our collection bins and take it to the Warehouse. Approximately 2 – 3 hours a week
Energy Bank and Money Life volunteers
We are looking to start this service in May 2017. We will provide training for a small team of volunteers who will help foodbank clients tackle fuel poverty and home energy advice with the support of the Centre for Sustainable Energy. They will also be trained to help clients access grants and other financial sources of help and increase their financial confidence.
If you are interested in volunteering please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!