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

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


Clothing Room Volunteer

Are you a whizz at organising or love to iron, if so, we need you. Based at Cowes in our preloved clothing rooms, you will be sorting and preparing the clothing donations we receive for our monthly Saturday sales. Join our lovely friendly teams during the week, have a natter and help us turn Fashion into Food.



General Volunteer (As & When Volunteer)

Do you think you can make a difference and want to volunteer but can’t commit on a regular basis? We have the role for you! The IW Foodbank is looking for people who can fill in when needed and join our team of amazing volunteers. This will not need to be a regular commitment but on an ‘As and When’ basis to cover occasional events, such as the Wolverton Manor Garden Fair.


Schools liaison volunteer (Schools Speaker (Isle of Wight))

Are you a confident and calm public speaker? Are you passionate about informing the next generation about the role of the Foodbank in our local community? We need a small team of volunteers to: deliver talks, assemblies and workshops in primary and secondary schools; and to liaise with the Operations Manager to plan a programme of presentations appropriate for each age group and in line with the ethos of the Foodbank. If you have previous school experience and would be interested in helping the Foodbank engage with schools across the Island, we would love to hear from you.



Session Volunteer (Foodbank Cafe Helper – Newport)

We are seeking foodbank session volunteers for our new venue in Newport, which is open 2 – 4 on Wednesdays and Fridays. Our volunteers play a vital role giving direct support to people who use Newport foodbank, meeting and greeting people coming into the foodbank, 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. You will also be part of a friendly, supportive team.


Many thanks.

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