Food Bank Volunteer

Aid and emergency | Poverty relief

Register my interest

Location: Freedoms Ark, Tottenham Town Hall, London, N15 4RY (see map)

Travel: Seven Sisters station. Tottenham Town Hall bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

Age: Volunteers should be 16 years old and above+

What will I be doing?

  • We are looking for committed volunteers to support the opening of a new food bank.There will be a number of roles available within the food bank setting, these will vary from warehouse assistants to administrative duties to making tea and coffee.
  • Warehouse Assistants will be responsible for ensuring food supplies are stored correctly and in accordance with Environmental Health regulations. They will also be tasked with preparing food parcels for clients during food bank sessions.
  • Team Supervisors will be responsible for seeing clients, completing all relevant paperwork, creating volunteer rotas for the sessions they are responsible for.
  • Food Collection assistants will be responsible for regularly collecting food from supporting supermarkets and delivering to the food bank for sorting. They will also be responsible for carrying out regular donation drives outside of supermarkets.
  • Administrative volunteers will be responsible for a number of tasks, these will include issuing vouchers to referral agencies, creating links with other organisations such as schools, businesses and colleges, managing social media accounts, website updates and other admin based duties.
  • General volunteers will be recruited to support across all duties.
Food Bank Stores

Food Bank Stores

What impact will this have?

  • The food bank is opening as there is currently no Trussell Trust food bank open in Tottenham. It will serve those most in need of food provisions.
  • The intention behind the collaboration of Crutch Haringey and Freedom's Ark in creating this food bank is to harness the sense of community in Tottenham and to bring the whole community together to provide support.
  • Last year over 3,000 people needed support from the previous food bank in Haringey. There is a clear need for support when it comes to food poverty and we hope that this new food bank will continue to provide support.

When are you needed?

Options available:
Available times for volunteering role
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning This time slot is available This time slot is available This time slot is available This time slot is available This time slot is available This time slot is not available This time slot is not available
Afternoon This time slot is available This time slot is available This time slot is available This time slot is available This time slot is available This time slot is not available This time slot is not available
Evening This time slot is available This time slot is available This time slot is available This time slot is available This time slot is available This time slot is not available This time slot is not available

Commitment

  • We are looking for volunteers who are available for up to 4 hours on the days which the food bank are open or the day before the food bank opens in order to prepare for the next day
  • We are looking for volunteers who are available to collect food donations, either on a regular basis (i.e. weekly) from local stores or to attend collection drives on set dates

Background checks

  • No background checks are required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Academic
  • Charity
  • Campaigning
  • Events
  • Fundraising
  • Creative
  • Design
  • Photography
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Listening
  • Team working
  • Leadership
  • Leadership
  • Organising
  • Practical
  • Professional
  • Administration
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Technology
  • IT
  • Social media
What skills can I gain?
  • Charity
  • Campaigning
  • Events
  • Fundraising
  • Creative
  • Photography
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Listening
  • Leadership
  • Leadership
  • Organising
  • Practical
  • First aid
  • Professional
  • Administration
  • Technology
  • IT
  • Social media

Training

  • All volunteers will be offered the basic Trussell Trust induction and it is hoped that further training opportunities such as First Aid, Mental Health First Aid etc will be offered where possible

Location

Freedoms Ark, Tottenham Town Hall, London, N15 4RY

Register my interest