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. If your offering to work from home there are admin jobs you could do in your time. Whatever role you choose, you will make a real difference to the life of someone in crisis.
Can you do PowerPoint presentations? We are currently looking for someone to create a powerpoint presentation that can be shown in the foodbank whilst we are open (Similar to what you see in the doctors waiting room). This will involve scanning, copying and editing some of the leaflets that we get given to us by referring agencies. If you are interested in volunteering please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!
Helpers are needed to move stock from the warehouse to the distribution centre every Tuesday 2pm-4pm and Friday 1-30pm -3-30pm.
If you are interested in helping, please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!
Foodbanks work with frontline agencies who in turn refer clients to the foodbank. Stretford foodbank has around 80 referral partners. This role will involve issuing and distributing vouchers to these agencies. Once the vouchers are redeemed the data contained 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. (Thankfully we are well staffed in this area)
Our local website needs constant attention. Could your digital skills help communicate our message to a local and global audience? You will need to know a little about websites and ideally, have experience of using WordPress (though training and support is available).
If you are interested in volunteering please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!