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.
If you would like to volunteer with Rugby foodbank, please download, complete and return our volunteer form.
Please note that we do not have the processes in place to work with under 18’s, however if you are interested in helping us at our supermarket collections, that would be fantastic.
*** Update February 2018 – we have just taken on a number of new volunteers and all roles are currently filled. If you would like to be considered when roles do become available, please complete and return the application form and we will hold your details on file and be in touch when we are recruiting again. Many thanks! ***
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.
Foodbanks work with front line agencies who in turn refer clients to foodbanks. Some foodbanks have over 100 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.
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.
If you are interested in volunteering please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!