Your skills could be just what we need.
Volunteers are the driving force behind all foodbanks, and ours is no exception. 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.
Help us to weigh-in, 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.
Referral agency coordination
Foodbanks work with lots of front line agencies and community groups who in turn refer clients to foodbanks. Some foodbanks have over 100 referral partners and in this role you could help us with 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.