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.
If you think you may be able to support Runnymede Foodbank through donations of your time and skills, please read below to learn where we need the most help:
Volunteering during the Covid crisis
During the coronavirus outbreak, we are seeing an increase in demand for our services. However, thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our local community, we currently don’t have any volunteering vacancies.
Foodbank volunteers staff our foodbanks. They set up and run sessions, dealing with clients and putting together food parcels. They also offer advice where necessary.
Days: Monday to Friday mornings and Thursday afternoons
Office volunteers help in our office at Chertsey with a variety of tasks including data entry, marketing, social media, accounts and general office tasks.
Days: Monday to Thursday
Eat Well Spend Less volunteers
Volunteers assist with the running of our six week Eat Well Spend Less cookery courses. They demonstrate the recipes, support participants and help with general housekeeping duties.
Days: Half a day, one day a week for six weeks
Outreach volunteers help with off site activities. They may run stalls at local events or visit a youth group to run a workshop. They also assist with school visits to our warehouse.
Days: Monday to Sunday on an ad hoc basis
Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our local community, we currently don’t have any volunteer vacancies. If you are interested in volunteering at some time in the future, please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!