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Hounslow Community Foodbox

Volunteer roles

From driving and administration to helping in our vegetable garden, there are many ways you can get involved with FoodBox.

At FoodBox we’re always looking for new volunteers to join our thriving team. There are over sixty members working within a range of activities that you could get involved in:

  • Frontline volunteer – Volunteering at either the Rose Community Centre or the Brickfield Community Centre (both are in Brentford), you will create food parcels for people in need, taking into account their individual requirements. (Number of people, dietary requirements, cooking facilities etc.) You will also help with sorting and logging donations, stock rotation and stocktaking.
  • Driver – If you own a vehicle, and you and that vehicle meet our specifications, then you can deliver food parcels to people in need, collect donations from supermarkets, and various other collection points. Sometimes people cannot come to FoodBox because they are ill or immobile, so they rely specifically on our delivery.
  • Fundraiser – We constantly need to create events to promote and raise money and food for FoodBox. You can get involved to help promote and raise these much-needed donations.
  • Social media advocate – Promoting the work we do at FoodBox and the help we need is essential on social media. You would be responsible for sharing regular news updates with our followers and keeping our social media pages up to date.
  • Administrator – If you like talking to and organising people directly, a FoodBox administrator role could be perfect for you. It ranges from contacting people referred to FoodBox (checking their requirements and what to expect from a food parcel) to working with the members of the team (co-ordinating rotas, recruiting and training, and utilising your skills to support and develop FoodBox.)
  • Young volunteer – You don’t have to be an adult to get involved with FoodBox. We welcome young volunteers (accompanied by a parent or guardian if you’re under 16) to help our Saturday team prepare food parcels at the community centres. You might be part of a HeadStart programme or Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme but it’s not essential to be able to participate.
  • Gardener – If you’d like to help Martha maintain our vegetable and flower garden we’re always looking for green fingers. The FoodBox garden is situated at the Brickfield Community Centre and allows us to grow fresh vegetables to include in our food parcels.
  • School or business volunteer – If you’d like to volunteer by getting your company, school or organisation involved, we hold various corporate volunteering and Make a Difference Days. Find more details here.