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 and around 250 volunteers at Hope Nottingham alone. 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.
Voucher coordinator (Based at Hope House, Beeston)
Foodbanks work with front line agencies who in turn refer clients to foodbanks. Hope Nottingham’s foodbanks have over 500 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.
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.
Other Volunteering Opportunities at Hope Nottingham
Our Two’s Company telephone befriending project urgently needs volunteers to make regular calls to an isolated individual. Full training is provided. A DBS check will be required.
If you are interested in volunteering please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!