Volunteers are the life blood of our foodbanks. Your skills could be just what we need.
We have a small, dedicated, team of volunteers and we are always recruiting due to increasing demand for our services. We want volunteering with us to be both enjoyable and rewarding; there are lots of ways to get involved, from meeting clients to helping in our office. Whatever role you choose, you will make a real difference to local families in crisis.
Volunteer vacancies are normally launched from this page. Opportunities will be added as they arise, so do check back if none currently available. New roles are also advertised on social media, so remember to follow us.
Starting to volunteer could not be easier; just follow the steps below.
Where can I help?
Our current vacancies are available via a link here when we are recruiting under normal circumstances – however there is no active link currently for multiple volunteer vacancies (but see the link immediately below for a single foodbank volunteer opportunity in South Queensferry);
If you would like to help but don’t see anything that suits or have skills such as IT or accountancy you would like to use please contact our Volunteer Manager ([email protected]) or call 0131 444 0030).
Get in touch
Contact the centre at which you would like to volunteer; it is great for you to visit beforehand to see how it all works (contact details and directions are available here). The foodbank centre telephones are only turned on while the centres are open, please just leave a voicemail clearly stating your name and when you would like to visit. The volunteers will not call you back; please just go along. If you would like to volunteer in our office, warehouse or at supermarket collections please call the warehouse on 0131 444 0030
Once you have visited the centre the team there will get in touch with us and, if you would still like to volunteer, we will send you an application form.
Attend a training session
Once your application has been processed we will inform you of the upcoming training dates.
Once you have attended a training course, you are ready to start 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 [email protected] for our current group opportunities.
Click this link to open a 12-page information pack (in PDF format) called the EFP Corporate Volunteering Pack.