Volunteer required for Winchcombe centre

12th March 2024

We are looking for a foodbank centre assistant for our outlet at Encounter Vineyard, Gretton Road, Winchcombe on Tuesdays from 12.30 -15.30. This will involve 2-3 hours per week, on a rota basis.

Overview of the role

This role involves providing direct support to people who use foodbanks. Packing their food parcels, making them feel comfortable and providing further signposting support where appropriate.

Key tasks

  • Welcome clients to the foodbank centre
  • Receive vouchers, check validity, and prepare food parcels according to the standard packing lists
  • Make refreshments and tidy up as required during the session
  • Offer a listening ear and signpost clients, as required, to further support, using information from the signposting folder/leaflets
  • Offer prayer to clients, when appropriate (if a volunteer is happy to do so)
  • Work under the guidance of the session leader and report any health & safety or safeguarding concerns to the project manager/session supervisor

About you

  • Strong team player
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Empathetic
  • Has an eye for detail
  • Organised and self-motivated

Benefits of volunteering

  • Using your existing skills to make a difference
  • Meet new people who share your passion to eradicate poverty in the community
  • Make a real difference to the running of your food bank

Impact of your role

  • Helping to ensure a dignified experience to anyone visiting a food bank
  • Signposting people for further support which can help lift them from poverty


You will be given all the required training and support before starting your role.

You will have a main contact throughout your time volunteering.

How to apply

For more information and an informal chat please contact Kevin Carden on 07879 375562.

To apply complete our application form and send it to : [email protected]

Closing date for applications Monday 15 April 2024

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