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Volunteers are the life blood of foodbanks. Your skills could be just what we need.

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 this is not possible for you, we’d love you to consider fundraising for us! Check out our recent blog post for some ideas.

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.

Signposting research

An important part of our work is to ‘signpost’ clients to additional sources of help. We need someone to coordinate this work, building on and updating our information and strengthening our links to these sources.

Voucher coordinator

Foodbanks work with front line agencies who in turn refer clients to foodbanks. Our foodbank has over 100 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.

 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.

If you are interested in volunteering for one of these roles, please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you! Please note that we have no general storeroom volunteering opportunities at present. However, you are welcome to register your interest and we will get in touch with you should a vacancy arise.

 

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