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.
In 2017 we are aiming to have one supermarket collection per month. If you can help at any of the collections listed below please contact Gareth or Les. All times are 10am – 2pm unless otherwise stated.
- Saturday 4th February 2017 – Asda Shirley
- Saturday 11th March 2017 – Tesco Knowle
- Saturday 18th March – Tesco Hall Green
- Saturday 1st April 2017 – Asda Small Heath
- Saturday 22nd April – Tesco Solihull
- Saturday 6th May 2017 – Asda Shirley
- Saturday 1st July 2017 – Asda Small Heath
- Saturday 2nd September 2017 – Asda Shirley
- Saturday 18th November 2017 – Asda Small Heath
- Early December 2017 – Tesco Stores (Friday, Saturday 9-5pm)
We need need volunteers for our new crisis centre in Tyseley on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. You will help 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.
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. We currently need one volunteer for Tuesday mornings at the new centre in Tyseley and three volunteers for our new satellite distribution centre, at St John’s church, Sparkhill, starting Wednesday mornings in March.
Two volunteers are needed to help sort and distribute donated clothes at our new warehouse in Tyseley on a Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning. (Starting March 2017).
Eat Well Spend Less Course
We would like to restart this successful programme and need one course leader to deliver a series of 6 x 1 hour sessions. Cooking skills and teaching experience desirable. Also required are two course helpers to assist the course leader for 6 x 1 hour sessions.
If you are interested in volunteering please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!