Hillingdon Foodbank (Uxbridge) – Foodbank Warehouse Volunteer

Details of the Charity:

The Hillingdon Foodbank provides short term and emergency food to families in the borough going through difficult times and crises. The Hillingdon Food Bank is built on Compassion, Integrity and commitment to restore dignity and give hope. It was the first Food Bank in London when it was launched in 2009.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

  • 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 volunteer is happy to do so)
  • Ensure that clients sign the packing list when they are given their food parcel and that all vouchers and packing lists are stored securely within the bounds of data protection
  • Check stock for imminent ‘best before’ dates, place out-of-date food in appropriate box in store room for disposal and record the action
  • Wear branded clothing and a name badge during the session
  • Work under the guidance of the session leader and report any health & safety or safeguarding concerns to the project manager/session supervisor

DBS required: provided free of charge by Brunel Volunteers

Skills Required from the Volunteer:

  • Effective communication
  • Team player
  • Organised
  • Warehousing skills

Additional Benefits to the Volunteer:

  • Hours recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours contributes to your Brunel Volunteer Award, which leads to an invitation to the Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony

Interested? Apply now!

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