Distribution Centre Helper

Distribution Centre Helper

Organisation role · 2–3 hrs/Week
St Margaret's Lane, King's Lynn, PE30 5DS, United Kingdom
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King's Lynn Foodbank
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You'll be the welcoming face of the Foodbank, packing up food parcels, receiving donations and being friendly and caring to those needing the Foodbank.

Detailed description

We are committed to ensuring anybody visiting a food bank is welcomed, valued and treated with dignity. Volunteers take time to discuss food requirements, offer a listening ear and, when appropriate, signpost people for further support and help. As a Food bank centre helper you will play a vital role giving direct support to people who use food banks, meeting and greeting people coming into the food bank, packing their food parcels, making them feel comfortable and providing further signposting support where appropriate.

In this role you can make a real difference to people’s lives providing vital help and support to those in crisis in your local community.

What you will be doing:

  • Welcome people to the foodbank centre during our opening hours 12noon - 2pm
  • 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 people, as required, to further support, using information from the signposting folder/leaflets
  • Work under the guidance of the session leader and report any health & safety or safeguarding concerns to the project manager/session supervisor

The skills you need:

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

What's in it for you:

  • 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
What volunteers need

🗣️ Native language skills

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs

Getting there

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About King's Lynn Foodbank

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. Our teams of volunteers work either in our warehouse sorting donations, or in our distribution centre packing food parcels, giving them to people who come to the foodbank and signposting people to further help.