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 someone in need’s life.
If you want to act as a general volunteer in the Foodbank on a weekly basis, please get in touch here. This role involves meeting our clients, packaging and storing food, and giving any advice or support that the people who visit us might need.
An important part of our work is to ‘signpost’ clients to additional sources of help. We need someone to research local organisations, building on and updating our information and strengthening our links to these sources.
Schools Liaison Volunteers
We need help to contact local schools to motivate them to support our Foodbank. As one of our school liaison volunteers, you will build on our existing partnerships with teachers, outreach workers and parents. You might be a parent or teacher or just enthusiastic to forge links with a variety of places of education across our area. This role will involve maintaining close contact with interested groups in person, and via email or phone.
Social Media Editor
We need to build and sustain our presence on Social Media; especially Twitter and Facebook! You will be required to post / tweet regularly with interesting and up-to-date news and calls-to-action, enhanced by photos and other types of media. This role will also involve building our following, and making sure that we follow other organisations and individuals of relevance to the Foodbank.
If you are interested in volunteering for one of these roles, please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!
Clapham Park Foodbank is open between 11am and 2pm on Tuesdays and Fridays. Foremost, we need the help of local people who can regularly commit to either of these times.
If you work during weekdays, you can help us by fundraising or by taking part in our National Food Collection.
Our our recent blog post give some fundraising ideas.