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. See below for details of the main volunteering roles. Whatever role you choose, you will make a real difference to the life of someone in crisis.
For a volunteering application form please click here
We need help to weigh, sort and store 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.
Harrow Foodbank constantly needs funds to keep it moving forward. Please volunteer to help us if you have experience of charity fundraising or are keen to learn.
If you are interested in any of these volunteering opportunities please complete a volunteer application form which can be downloaded here.