Volunteers are the life blood of foodbanks. Your skills could be just what we need!
There are thousands of volunteers across the UK, helping to ensure The Trussell Trust Foodbank Network gets emergency food to people in crisis.
Volunteers enjoy the team-working required to enable Truro Foodbank to operate and volunteer regularly on our rotas as a result. Whatever role you choose, you will make a real difference to the life of someone in crisis.
Helping in the stores
Volunteers in this role help to weigh, sort (by date and type) and store donated food before it’s made into parcels for customers to collect. This ensures we have the right food available at all times.
The times when volunteers are needed to help in the stores are on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 to 12:00.
Helping distribute food
Volunteers in this role meet clients and give out food parcels. They have an informal chat with customers over a cup of tea, discuss their situation and signpost to further support. These discussions can be very emotional because many customers are in crisis situations
The operational times for Truro Foodbank are on Mondays from 15:00 to 18:00, Wednesdays from 10:00 to 1200, and Fridays from 10:00 to 12:00. These are the times when volunteers come in to assist us at distribution.
If you are considering volunteering to help at Truro Foodbank, or you are just interested in finding out more about what we do and why we are needed, you are welcome to come along to our quarterly information evenings. At these evenings we explain the background reason for demand, the trends that are happening, the essential work we do with support agencies and the way we operate in sorting, storing and distributing food.
Please email us at [email protected] for further details.