Food Pantry Customer Assistant

  • VO93074


Your role as the Food Pantry Customer Assistant is to help customers who come into the Food Pantry, offering information and assistance as they are enquiring, browsing or purchasing food.

The Pantry is a membership scheme aimed at helping people make their money go further by reducing their food shopping bills and providing advice and support.

Local Pantries mean people can bring down their food shopping bills, and access good food, whilst freeing up more money for other essentials and enabling tight budgets to stretch a little further. A Pantry offers dignity, choice, community and food quality.

Your role will be to assist new and current members learn about the Pantry and do their shopping. We will give you full training on how it works, equipment used, systems to follow etc. You will always be volunteering as part of a team of volunteers with a staff team leader present.

The role of the Food Pantry Customer Assistant will be as follows:
• Assist customers to the Pantry, engaging in conversation
• Offer information on how the Pantry works
• Operate till with cash / card handling
• Restock and rotate shelves and fridges as required
• Clean and sanitise according to guidance

Young people following the Saltire Awards or the Duke of Edinburgh award can apply. The Carrick Centre supports all volunteers and has a no barrier approach to volunteering. All capabilities welcome, the only requirement would be the willingness to participate and support the community.










The Maybole Pantry is open Tuesdays 9:30am to 1pm and Thursdays 10:00am to 2pm


Experience required: The following personal qualities are required: • Good communication skills • A friendly approachable nature


Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Volunteers will have a designated volunteer support coordinator throughout the volunteering experience. Volunteers will have an induction meeting, followed by a training and development package.

Last updated 4 months ago