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.
If you are interested in volunteering please complete the Volunteer Application Form 19 and return it to us by post or email, we’d love to hear from you!
While measures are in place to slow the infection of Covid-19 and in order to keep staff and volunteers safe we are limiting the numbers of people helping at the foodbank. We are fortunate in having enough volunteers and a list of people who are waiting to help us if we need more assistance. Thank you for being willing to give up your time to support us.
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.