Volunteer with us

You can make a real difference in the fight against poverty.

There are over 28,000 volunteers across the Trussell Trust network  making a real difference in the fight against poverty and hunger in the UK.

Without these amazing volunteers, food banks in the Trussell Trust network simply wouldn’t exist – and the hundreds of thousands of people in crisis they help each year wouldn’t receive the support they need.

Whether you want to commit a few days a week, or a few hours a month, your support can make a real difference. Find out more about all of our volunteering opportunities below.

Time for Trussell

Making Time for Trussell is perfect for people who aren’t in a position to take on a regular, long term volunteering opportunityWhether you have five minutes or five hours you can make a difference supporting our food banks and being a voice for change. 

Sign up to Time for Trussell today →

Salisbury office volunteers

We are looking for customer service volunteers to answer phone calls and emails from the public, people seeking food, donors and referral agencies. We’re looking for people who have excellent customer service skills, who want to help others, are tolerant and open-minded.

Find out more and apply →

Shop volunteers

In Wiltshire and Dorset, we have a number of charity shops in need of volunteer support. You can sort donations, prepare items for sale, or help organise deliveries. It’s a great way to help raise money for the Trussell Trust and get to know your local community. 

Warehouse volunteers

From sorting and weighing stock to delivering food parcels, our warehouses offer a wide range of hands-on roles for volunteers. Food banks in the Trussell Trust network have warehouses all over the UK.

Food bank centre volunteers

Food bank centres provide emergency food and support to people in crisis. From keeping the office running smoothly to signposting people to local services, there are lots of different roles making the most of volunteers skills and interests. Food bank volunteering requires a regular time commitment. 

Volunteering FAQs

Here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions about volunteering as well as further information on other ways you can support us.

Learn more

Food bank centre volunteering is the most popular way to volunteer with the Trussell Trust; because of this, many of our food bank centres are oversubscribed and currently aren’t in need of additional volunteers. If the food banks in your area don’t have space for more volunteers, don’t forget that there are other ways to volunteer and support the Trussell Trust.

Corporate volunteers

There are a few occasions during the year when additional, team support is needed such as doing stock takes, running supermarket collections or around Harvest and Christmas when donations are at their highest.

Due to the size, location and logistics of running food banks the majority are unable to take groups of more than 10 people and require at least six weeks’ notice.  Register your interest to find out more.  

Other ways to support us

The most important thing you can do to support food banks in the Trussell Trust network is donate food to your local food bank. Without the generous donations of people in the local community, food banks wouldn’t be able to support people in crisis.

You can also fundraise for us in a range of different ways or sign up to volunteer at a supermarket collection.

We also need people to campaign with us for the long-term change that will end the need for food banks in the UK. Sign up to our #5WeeksTooLong campaign to end the five week wait for Universal Credit here or visit our campaigns page to find out more about the campaigns we support.

Register your interest to find out more. 

Volunteer registration

Register your interest in volunteering

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Our commitment to volunteers

We’re committed to making sure that everyone volunteering feels welcomed, valued, and respected. We are hugely indebted to volunteers across the network for the time, skills, and support they offer. In return,  training and guidance is provided to ensure all volunteer are confident and comfortable with what is expected of them.