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 do sometimes need extra 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.
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. When such a role is available full training and support is available.
Helping at a foodbank centre
We do sometimes need to add to our food centre teams. Here you would 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.
Communication and Marketing
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). Could you run our Twitter feed, or our Facebook page, or help with a monthly newsletter?
Administration and Office volunteer
We need help in the central administration office to help keep up with the weekly admin and office tasks as well as help to improve our systems and controls.
We need help to stimulate fund raising efforts across the local community, both on a individual level as well as using events and other strategies to attract Company sponsorship. Would you love to help motivate individuals, social groups and companies to raise funds for Swindon Christian Community Projects; which runs Swindon Foodbank?
If you are interested in volunteering please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!