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.
We need help to weigh, sort and store donated food before it’s made into parcels for clients to collect. You could help in this vital work to ensure we have the right food available at all times.
Helping at a foodbank centre
Meet clients and give out food parcels. Have an informal chat with clients over a cup of tea, to discuss their situation and signpost to further support.
Help at a Supermaket Collection weekend
Explain to customers who enter the store that there is a Foodbank Collection today and ask if they would buy and donate something from a “shopping list” that we hand out.
Receive donated items from customers as they leave.
Date the goods and sort them into type.
Pack crates ready for transporting to the warehouse.