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Canterbury Food Bank CIO - Trustee Vacancy

An opportunity to make a difference to individuals and families in short term financial crisis across the Canterbury City Council District.
Canterbury Food Bank CIO (CFB) is a community project and registered charity providing emergency (three-day) food parcels to individuals and families in short term financial crisis across the Canterbury City Council District (Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay and surrounding villages).
CFB has been operating since 2012 and currently has 6 Trustees from a variety of backgrounds. The Charity is looking for additional volunteers to join the Board of Trustees. CFB is keen to hear from people with skills in relevant areas including but not limited to, Finance, HR and IT who are interested in joining this exciting and rewarding project.
The Trustees meet for about one and a half hours once each month and a volunteer will need approximately 6 hours each month to devote to CFB Trustee work. The Trustees have ultimate responsibility for the Governance of the Charity.
If you would like to find out more about this opportunity please contact our Treasurer, Graham Bough on treasurer@canterburyfoodbank.org

Volunteer team leaders needed for our ‘Soup Cellar’ project in Whitstable

The ‘Soup Cellar’ is a project in Whitstable serving free homemade soup.
We are looking for volunteers to join our team on a Wednesday between 10.30 and 2.30 at the Umbrella Centre in Whitstable.
Volunteers would help oversee sessions one or two weeks each month. This will include writing the rota, overseeing the volunteers who are cooking and serving and being a point of contact for the project volunteers.
Please get in touch with Kath on supervisor@canterburyfoodbank.org for more information or to arrange a visit.

Training and support will be given.

Volunteers needed for Herne Bay distribution cafe

We are looking for the following volunteers for our Herne Bay distribution cafe which runs weekly on a Tuesday from 12.30 pm - 2 pm.

Volunteer Meeters and Greeters
Desk Leader - To manage the desk and see clients who present with a food voucher
Session Leader - To ensure the smooth running of the CFB distribution cafe
Team Leader - To arrange the team rota and plan cafe sessions

A rota system will be in place so you will not need to volunteer every week.

No experience necessary as training and support will be given.

For further details please contact Kath on supervisor@canterburyfoodbank.org

CFB is looking for volunteers who can help pack and sort our donations in the warehouse

We are looking for volunteers to help pack and sort the donations on a Monday evening between 6.30pm and 8.30pm and Friday mornings between 9.30am and 11.30am. If you can help please get in touch. Training and support will be given.

We look forward to hearing from you.

here to download a Volunteer Application Form.

here to view our volunteer confidentiality statement.

here for contact details for return of form.

If you are interested in any of the volunteer vacancies, please email
supervisor@canterburyfoodbank.org or contact coordinator@canterburyfoodbank.org for further information.