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Current Volunteering Opportunities

13th October 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.

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
Tuesday 11:00-14:00 Craigmillar Team Member
Wednesday 13:00-15:00 Pilton Team Member
Thursday 11:00-13:00 South Queensferry Team Leader
Friday 10:00-13:00 Pilton Team Leader

Warehouse

Our warehouse team receive and sort food donations and make up our food packs to sent out to our centres. If you would like to help we are currently looking for volunteers at the following times

Day/Time
Thursday 11:00-13:00

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 had a fantastic response and are currently fully booked though to January, but would welcome any groups that can help out later in the new year. Please email corporate@edinburghnw.foodbank.org.uk for our current group opportunities.

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