Foodbank Host

Welcome clients. Make sure they get the right food in their parcel. Signpost the client to other services that might help them
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly
Availability:

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Welcome the client, listen and chat. Make them feel valued and comfortable.
Signpost the client to other services that might help with any problems e.g. Citizens Advice

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Friendly, a listener, non-judgemental, value people.
Knowledge of benefits and welfare services useful - but we can offer training.
Able to keep confidences.
If you have found it difficult to make ends meet at some point in your life your experience will be useful but it is not essential.
If you can use a computer to do "google" search and print the results it will be useful but it is not essential.

Areas of Interest: Civil rights, Crisis Support, Disability, Families, Foodbanks, IT, Mental Health, Poverty, Social Welfare
Opportunity suitable for: Long term commitment, Older people, People seeking work, People with a visual impairment, People with restricted mobility, With friends
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Counselling, Food banks, IT, Reception
Skills gained in this role: Counselling, Listening, Reading and writing, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Accessible toilets, Area for assistance dogs nearby

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Tameside South and Longdendale Foodbank
Organisation Profile: We focus on Care by the community and for the community. Our objective is to relieve persons who are in conditions of poverty, need or distress in such ways as the trustees from time to time think fit.