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. These sessions are only available on weekdays.
Supermarket collection volunteer
Periodically, we organise supermarket collections to help us build up stock levels. These typically happen on a Saturday, at least once a month. We rotate around different supermarkets around Dundee. We set up stall in a supermarket where a team of volunteers will distribute ‘shopping lists’ detailing our most urgent stock needs to customers upon entry of the store. We then have volunteers at our in-store collection point who accept any donations from customers upon exiting the store. Donations are sorted and packed away before before being transported to our warehouse at the end of the day. No regular commitment is needed and volunteers will be kept informed of upcoming collections.
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. These sessions are only available on weekdays.
If you are interested in volunteering please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!