Volunteers are the life blood of foodbanks. Your skills could be just what we need. For all volunteering positions, you do need to be available during foodbank hours, on either Tuesdays or Fridays.
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.
From time to time, we have a vacancy for a general volunteer at the Foodbank. This role involves meeting our clients, packaging and storing food, and giving any advice or support that the people who visit us might need. Please get in touch here to find out if we are recruiting.
Other Volunteering Opportunities
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.
Although you can do some of this work remotely, it is important to be available at least once a month during Foodbank hours (11am – 2pm Tuesday or Friday).
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!
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.
Read our recent blog post for some fundraising ideas.