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.
Van driver – Thursday afternoons from 12:00 to 15:00
Vehicle is a small Peugeot Partner van (manual). You must be over 25 and have held a full UK driving licence for 2 years.
What is involved
Starting from the warehouse at Youth with a Mission, Ambrose Lane, Harpenden AL5 4TS 4BX
Load van with required packed boxes
Drive to Hilldyke Community Centre, Hilldyke Road, Wheathampstead – drop off packed boxes
Drive to Tesco Metro, St Peters Street, St Albans – collect food donations from the permanent collection point
Drive to Christadelphian Church Abbots Avenue St Albans – collect empty boxes
Drive to Hilldyke Community Centre – collect empty boxes and vouchers
Drive to Warehouse – unload empty boxes and donations and lock vouchers in filing cabinet
Note that this role does involve lifting and carrying.
Our foodbank works with front line agencies who in turn refer clients to us by issuing referral vouchers. Once the vouchers are redeemed the data they contain needs to be added to our central database for monitoring and reporting purposes. In addition food donations received and food boxes issued have to be to be regularly recorded. We need an administrator to undertake these activities. Full training and support is available.
Helping at a foodbank centre
Meet clients and help give out food parcels. Have an informal chat with clients over a cup of tea, to discuss their situation and signpost to further support.
If you are interested in volunteering please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!