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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 is looking for a volunteer administrator to assist the Trustees and the Coordinator for approximately six hours per month.  The duties are primarily two-fold:


Assisting the Canterbury Food Bank Trustees

The Volunteer Administrator will be required to take minutes at the monthly trustees’ meeting and to liaise with the Chairman of Trustees over the preparation and distribution of papers ahead of the monthly meetings of the Trustees.  Trustees’ meetings are usually held in the evening in either Chestfield or Canterbury.


Assisting the Canterbury Food Bank Coordinator

The Volunteer Administrator will be required to take minutes at the monthly Core Team meetings which are chaired by the Canterbury Food Bank Coordinator.  The Core Team manages the day-to-day activities of the charity and includes, amongst others, the Volunteer Supervisor, the Warehouse Supervisor, the volunteer Transport Coordinator, Team Leaders, a nominated trustee and others.  Core Team meetings are held at the warehouse in Chestfield on a week-day morning.


The successful candidate will have possess good administrative and IT skills and will be comfortable using modern office software.


Volunteers needed for our Canterbury distribution cafe


We are looking for volunteers to join our team at the All Saints distribution cafe in Canterbury on a Tuesday between 9.15 and 11.15. Not necessarily every Tuesday as we operate a rota system. You would welcome clients into the distribution cafe, make tea, offer a listening ear, help with signposting, help with the processing of the food bank vouchers, give out the food parcels and generally provide a friendly welcoming environment.


No previous experience necessary as training and support will be given.



Volunteers needed for our ‘Soup Cellar’ project in Whitstable

We are looking for volunteers at our 'Soup Cellar' project in Whitstable.  If you could also help maintain the rota this would be great.

The 'Soup Cellar' serves free homemade soup every week and the session runs on a Wednesday between 10.30 am and 2.30 pm at the Baptist Church .

we also need volunteers to help cook the soup.  The volunteering role wouldn't be every week as we have a rota in place.

For more information please contact:


here to download a Volunteer Application Form.

here to view our volunteer confidentiality statement.

here for contact details for return of form.