FOOD Club Volunteer St Pauls Bristol

Family Action
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 31 December, 2024 - 17:00
Contract Type: 
Part Time
Flexible hours are available roughly 4 hours a week
Details of Role: 

Family Action FOOD Club Volunteer Bristol

Food On Our Doorstep (FOOD) Clubs

Are you passionate about making a difference? If so, we want to hear from you.

How you can help us:

As a FOOD Club Volunteer you will be part of the friendly team providing local families with an affordable way to access food whilst also saving food from landfill. We have FOOD clubs in Bristol and staff and volunteers run these popular weekly sessions in community venues. List of Bristol FOOD Clubs. We are especially seeking more volunteers at our St Pauls FOOD Club.

What's involved:

  • Receiving deliveries and ensuring the safe storage of food
  • Completing daily checks to keep food safe and distributing food to members
  • Introducing families to new opportunities and activities through signposting to local services and within the FOOD clubs
  • Contribute to a non-judgemental, safe space and support families emotional wellbeing where needed
  • Volunteers will need to gain an understanding (appropriate to your role) of, and comply with, all relevant Family Action policies and procedures
  • For this role you would be required to go through a DBS check

This role would suit people who:

  • Are friendly, non-judgemental and empathetic
  • Have an understanding of working with vulnerable families
  • Have an interest in or experience with working to fight food insecurity or poverty
  • Are confident speaking to a diverse range of people and an active listener
  • Are able to work in a confidential environment
  • A team player
  • Are organised and proactive

What's in it for you?

  • An excellent opportunity to develop new and existing skills
  • The opportunity to gain experience
  • The chance to be at the heart of your local community, meet new people and be part of an enthusiastic team
  • Out of pocket expenses
  • Training, support and references

Training and support you will receive as a volunteer with Family Action:

  • Access to our standard e-learning package, giving you a great basic introduction to topics such as Safeguarding and Equality and Diversity
  • Access to an accredited level 2 qualification in Food Safety and Hygiene 
  • Access to the FOOD Club
  • Face-to-face training to ensure that you are fully equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for this role
  • Regular meetings with your supervisor to discuss any challenges you are facing, and celebrate your progress in the role
  • Ongoing support from your supervisor and the wider team

Time commitment:

Roughly up to 4 hours per week, flexible and is a unpaid volunteer position.

How to Apply: 

Please email completed application forms to and please get in contact if you require any support or have any initial questions.

For more information on the volunteer experience and our FOOD Clubs.

We are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in all that we do and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Family Action is a people focused, can-do organisation, which strives for excellence in all we do and operate with mutual respect.

Contact Person: 
Emily Vaughan
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