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 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.
Helping at a foodbank centre
In a foodbank centre we need warm and friendly volunteers to greet clients and offer them a drink and a listening ear. We also offer support and signpost them to additional services which may be of value to them. We also need volunteers in the foodbank centres to make up the food parcels for the clients.
Helping at a supermarket collection
A few times every year we hold food collections in supermarkets. We greet customers, provide them with a list of our most needed items and ask if they would consider purchasing an item or two to donate to the foodbank. This food then gets transported back to our warehouse and sorted ready for storing. We usually ask people to volunteer for a 2 hour slot on a Friday or Saturday.
If you are interested in volunteering please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!