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.
We have 3 warehouse teams:
Foodbanks work with front line agencies who in turn refer clients to foodbanks. Some foodbanks have 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.
We are in need of a van driver for a couple of hours on a Thursday morning. The role involves delivering food parcels to each of our Distribution Centres along with picking up and extra donations we have received during the week. If you are reliable and enjoy being hands on this is the role for you!
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.
One off Volunteering
We run Supermarket collections at various points throughout the year. These collection days play a vital part in generating our Foodbank stock. These days involve asking customers to donate an item as they enter the shop and collecting it from them as they exit. These are always really fun days to be a part of and really help to give you an idea on the scope of Foodbank and the amazing support we receive from people in Lincoln. If you would like to put your name down on our mailing list then please get in touch and we will let you know when the next collection is coming up.