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.
We require someone to coordinate the logistics at the Foodbank. This entails moving food bags and extras from our Newark Warehouse to our Front of House at Barnbygate Methodist Church. You need to be fit and healthy as the role consists of lots of lifting of packed bags of food etc. You need to be prepared to use your own transport fr which expenses can be claimed. The takes up about 2-3 hours per week of your time and would need to be done between Friday teatime and 2:30pm on Tuesday afternoons when Front of House next opens. The role could also be as part of a team on a rota.
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.
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
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.
We currently have volunteers to staff many of our roles, but if you are interested in volunteering please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!
- Download volunteer application form (PDF format)
- Download volunteer application form (Word .doc format)
If you don’t have access to a printer, then download the Word document, fill it in, save it and send it to us. Alternatively, please contact us to get a paper copy sent to you.