Food Pantry Volunteer - Girvan

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Are you interested in offering practical help as a volunteer in our Food Pantry by assisting local people to learn about the Pantry and do their shopping? The Pantry, based in Girvan Primary School, is a membership scheme aimed at helping people make their money go further by reducing their food shopping bills and providing advice and support. It offers dignity, choice, community and food quality.

We will give you full training on how it works, equipment used and systems to follow.
A staff team member will always be present while you are volunteering.

Further Information
Volunteers are required for 3.5 hours on Wednesdays or Fridays each week.

To apply and for futher information and a chat please visit the website

Organisation aims and objectives

Children 1st is Scotland’s National Children’s Charity. We began in 1884 and for many years were known as the RSSPCC (Royal Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). We became Children 1st in 1995. We did this to say that children are at the heart of everything we do. And that not only do we want to prevent harm - we also want to ensure every child gets the love and nurture they deserve. We help Scotland’s families to put children first, with practical advice and with support in difficult times. And when the worst happens, we support survivors of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic events in childhood, to recover.











Experience required: o No qualifications necessary. Training will be provided o A basic level of literacy and numeracy o A friendly, approachable nature o Honest and trustworthy o Good communication skills o A basic disclosure is required for this role. Volunteers will be reimbursed for the cost of this.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteers are able to claim reasonable out-of-pocket expenses for travel and costs incurred as part of the volunteering role.
Training details: Training and support Volunteers are provided with all of the training required to fulfil their role effectively and confidently. Volunteers are also given regular support and supervision by a member of staff. No formal qualifications are required for this role. Training will be provided before you start volunteering and will include: • Children 1st introduction and induction • Food Hygiene certification (if required) • Moving and Handling • Pantry Systems • Till and Cash Handling