Our volunteers come from all walks of life and are special people who give their time to perform an important and varied role. Whether you volunteer long term, short term or as a stepping stone into work, you will be offered a warm welcome. Our Coordinator and Team Leaders will always be on hand to assist with any queries.
In House Volunteer:
You will be assisting in putting together food parcels for people referred to us. In addition, you may assist with receiving and sorting donations from members of the public, and receiving supermarket and other deliveries.
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.
This role ivolves delivering food parcels to people who cannot attend the Food Bank in person. You may also be requested to collect donations from supermarkets and organisations.
The work involves some lifting and carrying, so you will need to be physically fit. If you are unsure about delivering on your own, we can pair you up with one of our current volunteers who will be able to assist you.
You would require your own car, with insurance to cover you for business use or charity work, as well as a current DBS check.
We can reimburse petrol expenses for anyone undertaking this role
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.