Food Club Volunteer

Volunteer Role Description Food On Our Doorstep (FOOD) Clubs FOOD Club Volunteer Location Fitton Hill(Thurs/Fri) & Hollinwood(Wed/Thurs) Oldham Time commitment 4-8 hours per week. The Food Club runs for 3 hours/week distributing food to families (including time to set up and clean down) We also need volunteers to help with the taking the delivery of food (usually the day before the FOOD club) How you can help us As a FOOD Club Volunteer, you will be part of the friendly team providing local families with an affordable way to access food whilst also saving food from landfill.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly
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Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

How you can help us
As a FOOD Club Volunteer, you will be part of the friendly team providing local families with an affordable way to access food whilst also saving food from landfill.

What’s involved?
 Receiving deliveries and ensuring the safe storage of food.
 Completing daily checks to keep food safe.
 Distributing food to member families
 Introducing families to new opportunities and activities through signposting to local services and within the Children's Centres
 Contribute to a non-judgmental, safe space and support families emotional wellbeing where needed.
 Volunteers will need to gain an understanding (appropriate to your role) of, and comply with, all relevant Family Action Policies and procedures.

What’s in it for you?
 An excellent opportunity to develop new and existing skills
 The opportunity to gain experience in health and social care services
 The chance to be at the heart of your local community, meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team
 Out of pocket expenses
 Training, support and references

Skill and Qualifications Required:

This role would suit people who: (Skills and attributes needed)
 Are friendly, non-judgmental and empathetic
 Have an understanding of working with vulnerable families
 Have an interest in or experience with working to tackle food insecurity or poverty
 Are confident speaking to a diverse range of people and an active listener
 Are able to work in a confidential environment
 Are a team player
 Are organised and proactive

Areas of Interest: Community, Customer Services, Families, Foodbanks
Opportunity suitable for: Employee Volunteers, Long term commitment, Older people, University students, With friends, Other
What activities will the volunteer do? Food banks
Skills gained in this role: Cleaning and tidying, Leadership, Organising, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Family Action FOOD Club