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Volunteers are the life blood of food banks. Your skills could be just what we need.

** Please note that during the lockdown period from March 2020 we are unlikely to be able to accommodate new volunteers. We’ll keep this page updated when that situation changes**

Volunteers are the driving force behind food banks. 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 the role, you will make a real difference to the life of someone in crisis.

At Stroud District Foodbank we have around 150 volunteers, who together give over 10,000 volunteer hours a year. In addition we have groups come in from time to time, such as office teams, schools and scouting groups.

They provide a whole host of functions, from working in one of our five drop-in centres, helping in our warehouse and office, collecting and delivering food or at one-off events such as Tesco collections or fundraisers.

Please note: we aren’t open evenings or weekends (apart from a couple of Saturdays during Supermarket collections). During busy periods such as Harvest and Christmas we will need plenty of advance notification to arrange one-off volunteering visits.

For other ideas created by the Trussell Trust of how to support food banks you can sign up for resources find out more here.

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