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Volunteers are the life blood of foodbanks. Your skills could be just what we need. We have a wide range of opportunities available. Some are listed below; please get in touch.

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.

Volunteer Fundraiser

  • To help create, plan and manage all logistics in delivering fundraising events
  • Requirements: Excellent organisation, marketing and negotiation skills and previous fundraising experience. Access to car or good transport links (reimbursement for each car journey is provided)
  • Location: Home and in the community or in the office.
  • Hours available: To suit

Volunteer Branch Coordinator (Bideford)

  • Oversee a Foodbank Distribution Centre, seeking to develop support services that will help clients break the circle of poverty
  • Monitor and evaluate client needs and with Centre staff support them to appropriate services beyond food
  • Identify the most urgent services required by clients and set up and implement to meet the need of clients accessing a Foodbank Centre
  • Manage Foodbank Centre volunteers
  • Liaise with existing clients/distributors to monitor services or training required to solve/assist their crisis or organisation
  • Undertake occasional visits to distributors as required to monitor their use of the project
  • Arrange promotional talks to distributors and supporters as appropriate (in cooperation with Foodbank Ambassadors)
  • Liaise with other Foodbank staff concerning fundraising or food related issues
  • Bring to the attention of the Northern Devon Foodbank Administrator (or a Trustee if necessary) any concerns about the Foodbank Centre
  • Production of Monthly Project Report

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.

Social Media Correspondent

Our Facebook and Twitter account needs constant updating.

Web editor

Our local website needs constant attention. Could your digital skills help communicate our message to a local and global audience? You will need to know a little about websites and ideally have experience of using WordPress (though training and support is available).

If you are interested in volunteering please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!

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