Volunteer to support your local community
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. By volunteering for your food bank and being a voice for change in your community, you can make a real difference to people’s lives.
Thank you to the many people who have responded to the call for more volunteers during the Corona virus crisis. We are now returning to our foodbank centre at New Church House.. If you are interested in volunteering please contact us or download an application form.
We need help to weigh, sort and store donated food and to make up the food into parcels for clients. You could help in this vital work to ensure we have the right food available at all times. We operate on a Monday morning. With several volunteers, they only need to work around once a month for a couple of hours. But we can often do with more.
Foodbanks work with front line agencies who in turn refer clients to foodbanks. Some foodbanks have over 100 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.
Helping at a foodbank centre
Volunteers at the foodbank centre meet clients and and make up food parcels. Clients normally come in with a voucher and are offered a cup of tea and an informal chat. Often we can discuss their situation and psignpost them for further support. We will try and help everyone. Some of our clients become volunteers when they no longer need help
Websites needs constant attention. Could your digital skills help communicate our message to a local and global audience? You will need to know a little about websites and ideally have experience of using WordPress. Even if we don’t need you immediately we may in the future, so don’t hesitate to offer.