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Volunteer

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.

Starting to volunteer could not be easier; just follow the steps below.

Where can I help?

Our current vacancies are available here; this is where help is needed most. 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 Bethany, our Volunteer Manager, (volunteers@edinburghnw.foodbank.org.uk 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

Apply

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.

Start Volunteering

Once you have attended a training course, you are ready to start volunteering!

 


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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