Food Pantry Assistant

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The Greenhouse pantry was set up in response to the rising levels of food insecurity in the Craigmillar area of Edinburgh. Pantries are a more sustainable longer-term solution to food poverty providing members with a hand up not a hand out. Pantry assistants will help support the general day to day running of the pantry. There are a variety of tasks and these will be matched with the volunteers experience and skills.

Organisation aims and objectives

The Community Alliance Trust is a community-led organisation which exist to benefit the community of the Greater Craigmillar area of Edinburgh fallowing the principles of sustainable development. It does this by: Developing community assets and new social enterprise initiatives in the local community, Taking their lead from the community in planning and implementing their projects.










3 hours per week for at least 3 months


Experience required: A good team worker, enthusiastic, and able to engage well with others. Reliable and punctual. Willing to learn and be flexible and take on a variety of tasks. Helpful and willing to engage with the community and customers in an inclusive way. Good health and physically active. Some retail experience (D).
Travel details: The pantry address is: The Greenhouse Pantry, 64 Niddrie Mains Road, Craigmillar, EH16 4BG. This is a very central location in the Craigmillar area of Edinburgh. For volunteers who drive we have parking available. Bus links: 2, 14 and 30 stop outside the pantry.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: The volunteer will be required to show proof of purchase of any travel expenses. Volunteers will be provided with an expenses form to fill out.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: We will provide volunteers with relevant training on the general day to day running of the pantry including customer service techniques and pricing systems. We will also support volunteers (who haven't already) to get their level 2 REHIS Food Hygiene certificate.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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