Volunteer

Volunteer with Batley Food Bank

Our volunteers are special people who give their time to perform an important and varied role out of our premises. As well as putting together food parcels for the people referred to us, additional duties include helping with tidying, receiving and sorting donations from members of the public, receiving supermarket and other deliveries, and could include admin tasks. We will provide you with an induction and whether you hope to be with us a long time, or want a stepping stone to help you get into work, volunteering with us should be a fulfilling and worthwhile experience. You might be able to progress to team leader. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and we offer you a warm welcome. 

Whilst we will try to accommodate any needs you may have, being a food bank volunteer requires some manual handling and an interest in making sure packs are put together as sympathetically as possible. Empathy with vulnerable service users is also essential. Our new premises should be an inviting place to volunteer and get to work with like minded people on our team. 

Can you give some time on a Friday afternoon? From January 2022, we will particularly need people who can spare a couple of hours on a Friday. Please do get in touch!

Volunteer enquiry form

Hours needed: We are open Monday-Friday. Our volunteers work hours to suit between 12 noon and 4pm . We are happy to consider volunteers for any days of the week. It is our policy that our volunteers should not be current service users at Batley Food Bank and should be at least 18 years of age, unless taking part in a recognised young volunteering scheme like the Duke of Edinburgh award, or with the approval of your school or college sixth form, when we would be happy to take you on from 16.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please complete our contact form below and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.  

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