Newcastle West End Foodbank


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Our Current Volunteering Opportunities

Foodbank Assistant

Help us to help people in crisis

Foodbank Centre Assistant

This role involves providing direct support to people who use our foodbank; packing their food parcels and making them feel comfortable.

Key tasks

  • Prepare food parcels for collection adding extra items as instructed.
  • Tidy up as required during the session.
  • Offer a listening ear and signpost clients, as required, to further support, using the Pathways team
  • 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
  • Physically fit enough to lift heavy shopping bags 

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 our foodbank

Impact of your role

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

Warehouse Volunteer

Ready to do the heavy lifting?

Picture of a group of people sorting food in a food pantry

Warehouse Volunteer

Join us in the Foodbank warehouse to receive and sort donations, make up parcels, and clean up to maintain an organised and safe environment.

Key tasks:

  • Ensure that incoming donations are checked, weighed, and recorded
  • Sort food by date and type, removing any items that are damaged or out-of-date and weighing these out separately
  • Keep warehouse area clean and tidy at all times, checking for evidence of pests and notifying the Warehouse Manager if there are any concerns
  • Prepare stock orders for the Foodbank Centre and/or emergency food boxes, as appropriate
  • Assist in undertaking an annual stock take
  • Report any health & safety or safeguarding concerns to the Warehouse Manager

About you

  • Strong team player
  • Has an eye for detail
  • Organised and self-motivated
  • Physically fit enough to lift heavy crates of tinned goods

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 our foodbank

Support

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

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Our Mission

Newcastle West End Foodbank aims to relieve hunger and poverty through the provision of food and advocacy services that enable individuals and families to find their pathways out of hardship.