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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 – Tuesday 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 4BX:
Drive to Christ Church New Greens, St Albans – drop off packed boxes
Drive to Waitrose in Harpenden – collect food donations from the permanent collection point
Drive to Sainsburys in Harpenden – collect food donations from the permanent collection point
Drive to Warehouse – unload donations
If necessary transport full crates to/from the farm store

Van Driver – Tuesday afternoons from 14:45 to 18:00

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 4BX:
Drive to Christ Church New Greens, St Albans – collect empty boxes and vouchers
Drive to Cunningham Hub, Cell Barnes Lane, St Albans – drop off packed boxes
Drive to Tesco Metro, St Peters Street, St Albans – collect food donations from the permanent collection point
Drive to Cunningham Hub – collect empty boxes and vouchers
Drive to Warehouse – unload empty boxes and donations and lock vouchers in filing cabinet

 

Voucher coordinator

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. 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!

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