The funding for Oasis Antrim ran out in December 2023. The demand for Antrim Foodbank continues regardless, as will the work we do to help build a #HungerFreeFuture

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Volunteers are the driving force behind Antrim Foodbank

There are thousands of volunteers across the UK helping The Trussell Trust Foodbank Network get emergency food to people in crisis. We want you to enjoy volunteering and there are lots of ways to get involved. Whatever role you choose, you will make a real difference to the life of someone in crisis.

Food bank centre Volunteer

  • Where: Antrim Foodbank – Rathenraw
  • When: Mondays (5 pm – 7 pm)
  • Time commitment: Two hours per week
  • Main contact: Fionnuala O’Donnell, Project Manager

Overview of the role:

This role involves providing direct support to people who use food banks. 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 the 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 in 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

Support

  • You will be given all the required training and support before starting your role.
  • You will have a main contact throughout your time volunteering. Your main contact will be Fionnuala
    O’Donnell, Project Manager

How to apply

Please complete and return our Application Form

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