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.
Since the launch of the film, I Daniel Blake, we have received an increase in people wanting to offer to help. This means that we are currently operating a Waiting List for some areas of the foodbank: we need help in Southall (Thursday afternoon), on Saturdays in Greenford and with adhoc supermarket collections usually on Saturdays.
If you are still interested in volunteering and would like to join our waiting list, please click here to register.
We need help to weigh, sort and store donated food before it’s sent to the centres where clients come to collect. You could help in this vital work to ensure we have the right food available at all times.
Foodbank centre volunteer
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.
We move food around the borough from supermarket collection points, to the warehouse, and then on to the foodbank centres. This requires a large car/van and a strong back!
These happen at least twice a year, usually on a Saturday – so a great way to get involved if you are busy during the normal working week!
Whilst we mostly need food and helping hands, we do need some money to keep going as well. So if you have fundraising experience, and time to be part of a team of fundraisers, let us know who you are… You can also make financial donations here
Click here to register on line, and for more details of what is involved