Food Bank Volunteers

  • VO54576


Description

Foodbanks in Aberdeen provide emergency food and vital support to local people experiencing crisis in Aberdeen City. Every day people go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy, poverty to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income.

The Food Banks Partnership Aberdeen coordinates food banks in the city while guiding users towards services that can help prevent people becoming reliant on these resources.
Partners include, Community Food Initiatives North East, Instant Neighbour Trust and Aberdeen Cyrenians.

As well as providing emergency food, all partners are committed to promoting employment, signposting to money advice, debt management and household budgeting services, and other sources of support to develop resilience and help people to move on and out of poverty.

We are currently recruiting volunteers to help in this important work. If you can spare a few hours to help please get in touch. There are lots of things that need doing from sorting food and packing food parcels and donations, serving clients/customers, helping with collections, assisting in the warehouse, admin. support, driving/making deliveries, organisation of and participation in food drives and working as part of a team to achieve the foodbank objectives. If you would like to help with any of these aspects we will be delighted to hear from you.

This is a great opportunity to be involved in an exciting partnership and make a real difference to local communities in Aberdeen.

For further details please contact us at:
e-mail: e-mail: volunteersupport@cfine.org
Tel.: 01224 596156

Organisation aims and objectives

Foodbanks in Aberdeen provide emergency food and vital support to local people experiencing crisis in Aberdeen City. Every day people go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy, poverty to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. The Food Banks Partnership Aberdeen coordinates food banks in the city while guiding users towards services that can help prevent people becoming reliant on these resources. Partners include, Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE), Instant Neighbour Trust and Aberdeen Cyrenians. As well as providing emergency food, all partners are committed to promoting employment, signposting to money advice, debt management and household budgeting services, and other sources of support to develop resilience and help people to move on and out of poverty.

Restrictions

Experience required: Enthusiasm and commitment to the work of foodbanks.
Travel details: Based at CFINE-Community Foods Initiatives North East, 4 Poynernook Road, Aberdeen, AB11 5RW (off Market Street, close to Union Square Shopping Centre).
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Any relevant out of pocket expenses are re-imbursed e.g.: bus fares.
Training details: Good support is provided to all volunteers. Includes induction and start up training. Where relevant manual handling training etc. All volunteer help is greatly appreciated and volunteers receive certificates in recognition of the help they provide.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 3 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.