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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

Canterbury Food Bank Van Drivers
We are looking for volunteers who can drive the CFB van in Whitstable on a Thursday morning. It wouldn’t necessarily be every week as we have a rota system.
The diesel van is a Citroen Relay 35 L3 H2 120 Enterprise Van. It is 6 metres long, 2.5 metres wide and 2.5 metres high. Previous experience of van driving, minibus driving or driving larger vehicles would be essential, however no special driving licence is required. The van driver would also be required to help pack the van with food parcels and unload at the distribution cafe.

Canterbury Food Bank - Van Driver Assistants
Canterbury Food Bank requires volunteers to assist the van driver with manoeuvres. The driver assistant would accompany the van driver and help when manoeuvring the van and reversing. No driving is required, this is visual assistance. The assistant would also be required to help pack and unpack the food parcels from the van and assist in emptying the donation bins.

Volunteer Administrator

We are looking for a volunteer with good computer and organisational skills who would be able to help us from our warehouse location on a Monday morning.

Hours would be approximately 3 each week.

For more information please email Kath on

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 or contact for further information.