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.
- Sort donated food ready for distribution
Are you free between 10 am and 1 pm on one morning each week to help in our warehouse? (Unit 5, The Empire Centre, Imperial Drive, North Watford, WD24 4YH? If so, please come in any morning from Monday to Friday to fill in a volunteer form and be shown round. 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.Our Volunteer Co-ordinator Carol will then discuss with you which team you could join.
- Work in a foodbank centre: meet clients and give out food
Are you free on a Monday, Tuesday or Friday afternoon each week between 2.30 and 4.30 pm to work with an experienced volunteer at the Watford Community Housing Trust (Clarendon Road, Watford)? If so, please come in to the warehouse, as above, to fill in a volunteer form and the Volunteer Co-ordinator Carol Herbert will give you more details.
- Help out at a foodbank supermarket collection
Contact us on [email protected] for more details and arrange a visit to the warehouse.
Our Foodbank work with front line agencies who in turn refer clients to the Foodbank for emergency food supplies. We have over 70 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 give out food parcels. Have an informal chat with clients over a cup of tea, to discuss their situation and signpost to further support.
Our local website needs constant attention. Could your digital skills help communicate our message to a local and global audience? You will need to know a little about websites and ideally have experience of using WordPress (though training and support is available).
If you are interested in volunteering please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!