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Volunteers are the life blood of foodbanks. Your skills could be just what we need.

Volunteering

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 many ways to get involved. Whatever role you choose, you will make a real difference to the life of someone in crisis.

Current volunteer vacancies

We are actively recruiting for two roles at the moment a) for a team leader at our Redbourn Distribution Centre and b) for Wednesday and Saturday van drivers (see below). If those are not what you are looking for you can email us, and we will see if there is anything you can do for your foodbank: [email protected]

What does volunteering involve?

We describe below some of the work done to get donations collected, sorted and sent out to our clients – so, if you are interested in volunteering at a foodbank centre or in the warehouse, please get in touch; we’d love to hear from you!

Help 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. We are looking for some people to join a Monday rota of volunteers at our Redbourn distribution Centre as team leaders. To apply please see the application form RedbournDistribution Centre team leader.

Volunteer at our warehouse

The warehouse is the backbone of our organisation. Vacancies for regular volunteering slots at the warehouse do come up on a regular basis so if you are interested please contact us via the email address above.

Volunteer as a driver

Our van drivers help us move donated goods from various collection points to our warehouse and take sorted food aid boxes from the warehouse to our various Foodbank centres for distribution to our clients.  We are currently looking for a number of van drivers to join a Wednesday or Saturday rota. To apply please see this application form.

Volunteer fitness

We will do our best to accommodate anyone who wishes to volunteer, but the nature of the tasks involved means that some lifting and carrying will be needed. We have guidance on the correct way to undertake these tasks, and we expect two people to lift heavy items.

Duke of Edinburgh volunteering

We often receive requests for volunteering opportunities from people undertaking the DoE programme. Unfortunately, suitable roles in regular times are limited, but, during the current crisis, they are even more constrained. Accordingly, at this time we regret we cannot offer any roles to those on the DoE.

Data privacy

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Complaints procedure

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Contact Us

And here’s the link to our Contact Us page again, in case you can help!  Thank you!

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