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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. You’ll be part of a friendly team and will get full training.

These are the vacancies we currently have – click on the link to download a full description of the role with info on how to apply:

Supermarket Food Collectors – Volunteer Role

Volunteers are needed to collect donated food from collection baskets in supermarkets in Stratford and Bidford. It is hoped that volunteers could help at least once a month. This role will require the use of your own vehicle. Once food is collected it should then be delivered to the Foodbank’s warehouse on the car park at Tesco. This work, most likely, will involve daytime commitment, calling in at Waitrose, Tesco, Morrison’s or Budgens at Bidford (at least once a month), emptying the food collection basket and delivering food to the warehouse on a Monday or Wednesday afternoon between 2pm – 3.30pm.

Supermarket Food Collections Volunteer

Front Line Team Leader

We are looking for volunteers to help at our food distribution sessions. Volunteers will greet our clients, chat with them, offer them signposting information and provide them with a food parcel. Full training will be provided at taster sessions. Suitable volunteers will be flexible team players, have passion for helping those in need and be abe to handle confidential information with discretion. The work will be carried out at our Foodbank Distribution Cabin on the carpark at Tesco on Stratford’s Birmingham Road. Sessions  run on Monday 5-6.30pm ,Tuesday 12 – 2pm, Thursday 5 – 6.30pm and Friday 12- 2pm at our Foodbank Cabin next to Tesco on the Birmingham Road.

Team Leader Role updated July 2018 with 4th session time

General Front Line Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to help at our food distribution sessions. Volunteers will greet our clients, chat with them, offer them signposting information and provide them with a food parcel. Full training will be provided at taster sessions. Suitable volunteers will be flexible team players, have passion for helping those in need and be abe to handle confidential information with discretion. The work will be carried out at our Foodbank Distribution Cabin on the carpark at Tesco on Stratford’s Birmingham Road. Sessions  run on Monday 5-6.30pm ,Tuesday 12 – 2pm, Thursday 5 – 6.30pm and Friday 12- 2pm at our Foodbank Cabin next to Tesco on the Birmingham Road.

General fl volunteer update July 2018 with 4th session

Warehouse Box Packer

We are looking for volunteers for the role of Box Packer. As a Box Packer, you will work in partnership with a second box packer to collate food parcels to give to clients at a distribution session. You must have availability to help at least once a month at one of the following sessions Mon 4.30pm – 6.45pm, Tues 11.30am-2.15pm, Thurs 4.30pm – 6.45pm, or Friday 11.30am – 2.15pm.  Volunteering will be carried out at our Foodbank Distribution Cabin on the carpark at Tesco on Stratford’s Birmingham Road. Light lifting, twisting and bending will be required.

Box Packer all sessions updated July 2018 with 4th session

Warehouse Team Leader

As a WH TL, you will oversee our warehouse sessions, guiding a small team of volunteers as we collect food from the Tesco distribution basket, label, weigh and shelve it. You will also be meeting donors as they bring food donations to our warehouse and ensure stock rotation is managed.

Warehouse team leader – Dec 2017

Warehouse General Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to assist at our warehousing sessions, which take place twice a week on Monday 2 – 4.30pm and Wednesday 2 – 4.30pm.  As a warehouse volunteer you will be processing our food donations. This involves labelling, weighing and shelving food. Each warehouse session is led by an experienced Volunteer Warehouse Team Leader. The work will be carried out at our Foodbank Warehouse Session Cabin on the carpark at Tesco on Stratford’s Birmingham Road.

General warehouse volunteer

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