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. You can download an application form here.
Drivers and Drivers mates
In order to collect donations of food and deliver the orders to our 7 distribution centres each week we require drivers and drivers mates. Drivers obviously require a valid driving license and need to be happy to drive a VW Transporter van, both roles require you to be fit enough to work as part of a team lifting and carrying boxes of food.
We need help to weigh, sort and store donated food at our warehouse in Burley 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. We are currently seeking people who would like to work Friday mornings for a temporary team during our busy period October to December
Voucher Data input
We need people to keep our systems up to date. We see upwards of 80 clients a week and that translates into a lot of data entry ! In order to keep on top of this we require people who are happy to sit at the computer for a couple of hours a week entering details from the vouchers. Training and support will be offered
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.