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 & greet clients, give out food parcels or help in the kitchen to make drinks and toast. Sit with clients whilst they wait for their food and have an informal chat over a cup of tea, to discuss their situation and signpost to further support.
This is a midweek role that requires around 3 hours of your time, 30 minutes before and after our 2 hour sessions . To find out where we need you check out our locations & openings times
We regularly hold food collections at local supermarkets in Atherton, Leigh & Hindley. This allows people who are only available at weekends and/or can only spare a couple of hours every now and then to get involved with volunteering. Most are held on Saturdays but we do hold them on other days too. One of our main collections are the Tesco #EveryCanHelps national 3 day events that are held each November/December time when we have 3 days at both Atherton & Leigh Tesco stores and will need fill around 150 two hour volunteering slots.
If you want to register for the supermarket collections you can register your interest by clicking ‘get in touch’ below and our latest upcoming supermarket collections can be seen by clicking here
If you are interested in volunteering please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!