Food Bank Team Member – Loveworks

In Volunteer Opportunities by Lisa Irwin

Loveworks is looking for a dedicated food bank team member for their Wednesday or Saturday Merstham food banks.

Store room volunteers:

  • making up food parcels in advance in accordance with the guidelines provided
  • be happy working in a confined space with one or two other volunteers
  • transporting food parcels from Portland House to the food bank room
  • being on hand to make up additional food parcels for unexpected arrivals

Food bank volunteers:

  • assist the team leader with set up and take down of the food bank
  • meet beneficiaries as they arrive and ensure that they feel welcome and safe – be especially vigilant of new beneficiaries
  • direct beneficiaries to the relevant team member to identify themselves and collect their food parcel
  • direct beneficiaries to the ‘extras’ on offer and ensure that they feel comfortable taking additional items when required
  • offer tea or coffee to people waiting
  • help maintain a calm and safe environment for all
  • follow directions/instructions from the Team Leader who has oversight of the food bank
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