Volunteer Food Bank Assistant

Brighton Women's Centre

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The weekly food bank at BWC provides a crucial service to women and families during times of financial crisis or hardship. To ensure that we can open the food bank every week we rely on a team of dedicated volunteers, whose role it is to welcome clients, support them to get the items that they need, and have an informal chat to discuss their situation then signpost to further support if needed.


Volunteers are required to:

  •  attend sessions at the correct time.
  • assist with setting up and closing down of the food bank.
  • sort and display food bank produce in an organised fashion and assist clients to get the items that they need.
  • welcome visitors and service users and contribute to a warm, non-judgemental atmosphere.
  • support women to navigate the food bank’s marketplace set up; ensuring that they can access appropriate quantities of the food they need.
  • identify and offer signposting to service users whose needs are beyond the remit of the food bank.
  • raise any concerns about service user’s welfare with BWC staff as soon as you are able, particularly if you feel there could be a safeguarding issue.
  • have strong listening skills and an empathic nature.
  •  be able to work as part of a team.
  •  have an interest in ending food poverty.
  •  uphold and work within the intersectional feminist ethos of BWC.
  •  be in a position to commit to volunteering once a week for at least 12 months.


  1. experience of front line work in a food project/within the women's sector
  2. training on a range of issues affecting vulnerable people
  3. personal satisfaction of being able to help others.

Practical Considerations

Food bank venue is in Kemptown - parking is available.  Closing date for applications is 21st February.

When do I need to be available?

Details Volunteer shifts are 1 - 4.30pm every Wednesday.
Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?

22 Richmond Place

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
    Brighton saver bus ticket.
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • Training