Volunteers are the life blood of foodbanks. Your skills could be just what we need.
Volunteers are the driving force behind food banks. 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.
Food banks 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
Meet clients and give out food parcels. Have an informal chat with clients over a cup of tea, to discuss their situation and signpost to further support.
Volunteers urgently needed for Supermarket Collections
Supermarket collections are vital for Food banks. We urgently need more volunteers to help with our next collections. We ask volunteers to sign up for a minimum of 2 hours, during which they hand a leaflet to customers asking for donations or receive donations and pack then for collection. We always ensure there is an experienced member of the team to work with any new volunteers.
If you are interested in volunteering please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!