Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Ealing Foodbank.
We have had over one hundred new registrations following the coronavirus outbreak, and now have sufficient volunteers to run our service.
If you have time to spare and would like to offer help you could try getting in touch with EalingTogether.org or EalingCVS who may have other volunteering opportunities.
Ealing Foodbank vision, mission and values:
Founded in 2013 by members of over 40 different Christian churches and communities, we are supported by local churches with prayer, finance, food and volunteers and governed by a board of Trustees drawn from the founding denominations including ministers. Ealing Foodbank is a Church-led Christian Organisation.
Other supporters include many local schools, individuals and businesses (of all faiths and none).
We seek to extend the grace and love of Jesus Christ by who we are and what we do for those who need help in the form of emergency food parcels, offer of prayer, and other advice and support, and welcome people from all walks of life to join with us in this endeavour.
Ealing Foodbank will welcome volunteers from all faiths or none, who are comfortable with, sympathetic to and respectful of the Christian basis of the Organisation and its activities.
Volunteers are the driving force behind our foodbank. 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.
Please note, the majority of activity we undertake happens during the normal working week. Details of opening times and venues are on the registration form
We are always happy to receive help with donations of food and money!!
Please click here for our full Vision, Mission and Values statement. Please read through these brief descriptions of the kind of help we are asking for, and then click on the link at the bottom of the page to register.
This is the kind of volunteering we have, but our lists are full at the moment.
Foodbank centre (cafe) volunteer
Meet clients and give out food parcels. Have an informal chat with clients over a cup of tea and signpost to further support. Times of operation 3 hrs per session (times vary), every day except Sunday. You will need to provide references later in the induction process. There is a waiting list operating for all of the cafes, but if you register your interest using link below, we will be in contact.
Triage Advice Support at centres (cafes) – Due to changes in the way we have to operate during the coronavirus outbreak, we are not currently able to offer this support
Speak to clients at the cafes after they have received their food, and see if they can benefit from further support and advice from the Help through Crisis program. This is part of our signposting help and is a new role working closely with the Crisis Navigator. You will need to provide references for this role.
We need help to weigh, sort and store donated food before it is 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. Times of operations: Monday, Wednesday and Friday daytime
We use volunteer owned vehicles to move food around the borough from supermarket collection points, to the warehouse, and then on to the foodbank centres. This requires you to have your own large car/van and a strong back! Times of operation vary but are during normal working hours. Deliveries can be around 300kgs, and you will need to notify your insurer that you are using your vehicle in this way.
Supermarket In-store collections
These happen several times a year in local supermarkets. You will be greeting shoppers and encouraging them to support the foodbank. We collect on weekdays and at weekends.
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