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Volunteering Opportunities April 2017

9th April 2017

We are urgently seeking volunteers for various roles within the foodbank; all the opportunities listed below (except Supermarket Collections) are weekly but can be undertaken on a “job share” basis. If you are interested in any of the roles see the volunteers section on how to find out more.

Warehouse

General tasks include stock management, making emergency food packs and orders. Task will generally involve heavy lifting however lighter task are available, more information on our warehouse roles can be found here.

Day/Time Opportunity
Tuesday 11:00-13:00 Warehouse staff
Tuesday 13:00-15:00
Wednesday 13:00-15:00
Thursday 11:00-13:00

Foodbank centres

Our foodbank centres are where clients collect their food packs. General tasks include; making tea/coffee, chatting with the clients, bagging food packs and offering extra items. Team leader positions include; accessing email, carrying a set of keys and managing team members. Training will be given prior to starting the position; full details of the various roles are available here.

Day/Time Location Opportunity
Thursday 13:00-15:00 Rannoch Team Member (must be able to lift)
Monday 13:00-15:00 Pilton Team Member
Friday 13:00-15:00
Wednesday 10-30-12:30 Broughton Team Member (must be able to lift)
Tuesday 11:00-14:00 Craigmillar Team Member
Thursday 11:00-14:00
Saturday 12:00-15:00

Office Based Positions

Referral Co-ordinator – This is a co-ordination role rather than a hands on role to support the referral agencies. General tasks will include contacting referral agencies and managing client referrals. The commitment of a half day per week, on which day suits you best, is required. Full details are available here.

Warehouse Co-ordinator – Could you manage a turnover of 80,000 tonnes of food a year? If so we would love to hear from you, this role is central to the operation of the foodbank. Full details are available here.

Office co-ordinator – This role involes supporting and co-ordinating the admin team based in our warehouse; with an increasing demand for our sevices this is a vital role in ensuring we can deliver our services to those those in need. A more detailed description of the role is available here.

Supermarket Collections

Supermarket collections take place every four to six weeks, usually on a Saturday, so are ideal for anyone who would like to try volunteering for the first time.  Tasks involved include handing out shopping lists to customers, receiving and sorting donations. There is no regular commitment with these slots just sign up if you are available.


Corporate Volunteering

If you are part of an organisation and would like to arrange group volunteering for you and your colleagues, we would love to have you! We have volunteer groups in mainly during Harvest and Christmas, but there are dates available throughout the year. Please email corporate@edinburghnw.foodbank.org.uk for our current group opportunities.

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