Volunteer roles

We are looking for new trustees at Canterbury Food Bank

Canterbury Food Bank, one of the largest charities of its kind in the UK, is recruiting new trustees. The food bank was set up over a decade ago with an objective to end hunger and tackle poverty. We’ve made a start, but we’ve still got a long way to go.

Last year the charity provided enough food to make 132,000 meals for people in the district who are suffering financial hardship.

Trustees have overall control of the charity and are responsible for making sure it's doing what it was set up to do. They are volunteers and have board meetings once a month.

Previous trustee experience is not necessary. Lived experience of poverty, volunteering, community involvement and passion are as valued as work-based knowledge and skills.

Role Description Application Form

Helping in the Whitstable warehouse

This role involves supporting the food bank team in managing food donations. Food donations are checked, sorted, and packed ready for distribution. Some lifting of parcels which are 13 kg or under, but there are other roles that do not require lifting. No current vacancies

Delivering food to homes

Volunteers work in pairs and deliver to homes using their own cars. The charity covers Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay and surrounding villages. At the end of each shift the volunteers would return to the Whitstable warehouse with their fob and paperwork. No current vacancies

Delivering food parcels to agencies

Parcels delivered to agency addresses throughout Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay using their own cars. Picking up the parcels from the Whitstable warehouse. No current vacancies

Driving the Canterbury Food Bank van

Citreon Relay 35 L3 H2 120 Enterprise. The vehicle is 6 metres long, 2.3 meters wide and 2.5 metres high. If you apply for this role an internal driving assessment will be arranged with the van manager. Some lifting is required when picking up and unloading donations. No current vacancies

Driving assistant

Assisting the van driver with loading and unloading the van, helping to direct into smaller spaces. No driving required. No current vacancies

Food parcel distribution points

Volunteers attend the distribution points in Canterbury, Whitstable, and Herne Bay along with the food bank signposters. Meeting and greeting people picking up parcels. No current vacancies

Supermarket collection days

We occasionally arrange supermarket collection days and need help with these. This involves working in shifts, representing the charity and collecting donations at the front of the store. Vacancies available

*We are happy to hold onto your details and let you know when volunteering opportunities come up if vacancies are filled.

Thinking of volunteering? Apply today!

Simply download the Volunteer Application form, complete and return it to Canterbury Food Bank using the form on this page.

We look forward to hearing from you…

Apply to Volunteer

Please complete and attach the Volunteer Application From before submitting.

Please complete all fields and click the “Submit Application” button.
Alternatively, call us on 01227 936450 (option 3)



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