Street Ambassadors

Street Ambassador / Donated items volunteers Action Together are coming together with different charitable organisations over the winter period (and ongoing) to help provide vital food supplies and donations of good condition digital equipment to people in need in the borough of Rochdale, so we are launching our appeal for volunteers to become “Street Ambassadors” Why is it important to donate food? Food banks in the UK distribute food to those in need, including the homeless. It provides a service that is, unfortunately, a necessity in this modern age. The fierce rise in food poverty in the UK, and elsewhere, means that more and more people are going hungry. Children are going to bed hungry at night, as their parents struggle to feed them. Parents are skipping meals just to make sure their children have something to eat. Donations of good condition digital equipment (tablets, laptops, mobile phones and games consoles) will be refurbished by The Digital Tech Library Consortium for redistribution to people who are experiencing digital poverty. We value your local knowledge and networks and your ability to talk to local people in ways that are familiar and right for them, have conversations with your friends, family, neighbours, networks and contribute to Good Help.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

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

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

To leaflet houses on your street (leaflets provided) and surrounding area. The leaflet will ask people if they have any spare food/digital equipment for our appeal, you will need to write a collection date when is suitable for you (probably 2/3 days later). Any donations will then be left on the doorstep on the collection date. The donations then need collecting and taking to a designated drop off point.
Ideally you would need a car and driving licence to transport the donations to a designated drop off point

Requirements: Own vehicle required, Driving license
Skill and Qualifications Required:

Ability to communicate clearly with local people in simple English and / or local community languages
Follow health and safety instructions

Areas of Interest: Community, Crisis Support, Families, Foodbanks, Health and wellbeing, Homeless, Social Welfare
Opportunity suitable for: Employee Volunteers, Event, Groups, Home, Long term commitment, Micro, Older people, Outdoor, People seeking work, Short term commitment, University students, With friends
What activities will the volunteer do? Driving, Food banks, Outdoors
Skills gained in this role: Leadership, Listening, Organising, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: The volunteering location is not accessible

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Action Together
Organisation Profile: Action Together is a local charity for stronger communities in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside. Action Together offers a range of support to strengthen communities. We support, advise and help individual volunteers, groups and organisations.
Charity number: 1165512