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 need a volunteer coordinator! This individual will be responsible for advertising and recruiting for new volunteers, receiving and processing their applications, including with follow-up references. Undertaking interviews, ensure the signing of all necessary forms. Inducting new volunteers, organise the training as required and be the point of contact for the volunteers. This role would require 4-6 hours a week.
We need someone to help out with admin! This individual would help out with the processing of food vouchers, entering all acquired information from redeemed vouchers onto online data collection systems on a weekly basis. They would take notes on team meetings, circulate them and organise the collation and distribution of information, including fliers. They would carry out tasks needed by the project manager. This role would need a morning/ after noon of your time.
Fundraising Team Member
Raising funds from the community can be very rewarding and enjoyable. Volunteer fundraisers play a vital role in helping to ensure Cannock and District foodbank can be there for the thousands of people locally. Income generation is key to our continued success. We’d love to have a committed individual who can initiate and coordinate all our funding raising opportunities. This role would have flexible hours.
Food Centre Volunteer x 5
Meet and welcome 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. Receive vouchers and prepare food parcels. This role would be around 3-4 hours per week.
Café Volunteer x 12
We are looking to fill 10-12 volunteer slots. Volunteers must be friendly, kind and have a positive attitude, ready and willing to serve. This role would be around 3 hours per week.
Coniston Hall Volunteers
With our big imminent move to Coniston Hall, we will need volunteers to help support us! Firstly, we will need a caretaker to undertake general handy man duties. This role would be around 2 hours per week. We will also need warehouse helpers to help sort and pack food. This role would be around 2-3 hours per week. Lastly, we will need clothes bank supporters! This role would be around 2-3 hours per week.
Download our Volunteer Application Form here: 12.2.R3 Template Volunteer Application Form.
If you think you would be suitable for any of these roles, please get in touch and send us your completed form.