Here we have listed all the volunteer roles related to food and food delivery:
Role: Surplus Food Donation Collector and Drop Off. Drivers needed to collect surplus food donations from the Felix Project warehouse in Deptford and deliver it to OXO Tower restaurant. Volunteers with bikes and cool bags to collect cooked meals and deliver to hubs in Southwark. Licensed to drive and owns a car. Wednesday-morning, Wednesday-afternoon. Contact: Alyson Parkes email@example.com, 07309731520 - (added 9 June)
Role: Support at Home Volunteer: Kings College Hospital
Role: Support at Home Volunteer – St Thomas Hospital
Main activities/tasks: * Visiting the service user on their arrival home from hospital. * Keeping someone company for a few hours at a time. * Helping with practical tasks like shopping, collecting prescriptions and light meal preparation. * Sitting with the service user and relieving the relative or carer of continuous care. * Keeping paper records of contact and activities undertaken with the service user. Contact: ILCRVolrecruitment@redcross.org.uk - (added 9 June)
Role: Shop & Drop Service Volunteer - The role is to help vulnerable older people who are self-isolating and cannot leave the property to purchase basic necessities such as food, drink, cleaning products and toiletries along with prescription collection. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org - (added 3 June)
Role: Food bank helpers. Elephant & Castle's Dads House, the charity supporting single fathers, mothers and families, will be supporting the community at the Elephant & Castle by ensuring local residents can receive essential from a newly-opened food bank. The food bank will operate on Tuesdays and Fridays.To ensure these food banks remain operational, and that those requiring assistance in the local community have the resources they need during this difficult period, Dads House are calling for support on Tuesdays and Fridays initially: 11am to 4pm. Contact: Oliver at email@example.com, or 07799 751776 - (added 16 May)
Kingswood Estate TRA Foodbank (SE21)
Role: Urgent need for committed foodbank volunteers - KETRA has started a neighbourhood foodbank in response to the lack of nearby food provision for local and vulnerable people during the Covid-19 pandemic. They need three (3) well-organised volunteers who can commit to two days weekly each (Monday - Tuesday, or Wednesday - Thursday or Friday - Saturday @ 11am - 4pm).
Venue: Ketra Community Hall, Telfer House, Seeley Drive, Kingswood Estate SE21 8QW.
Travel expenses can be paid. If you are able to be part of the team they would love to hear from you. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 07958064597 - (added 30 March/ updated 16 April)
9.30am – 5pm Monday – Friday and would welcome any additional hands!
The role involves keeping the reception open and a welcoming space, receiving foodbank donations, directing phone calls and crucially helping to keep it a safe and healthy space. Contact: email@example.com, 020 7732 0007 - (added 23 March)
Role: Emergency volunteer drivers to deliver food. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 7732 0007 - (added 23 March)
Contact: email@example.com, 020 7732 0007 - (added 23 March)
Compliments of The House
Role: Buying, collecting, sorting and delivering food. Contact: Sinead@complimentsofthehouse.org - (added 31 March)
Role: Role: Food2You Team Delivery Volunteer. Food2You need DBS checked volunteers to join their delivery teams who travel across the boroughs in Food2You vans to drop vital groceries. You do not need to be able to drive, but you would ideally have a recent DBS check and experience of working with vulnerable people. You will need to be able to travel safely to and from Tesco Surrey Quays and our office on Southwark Park Road. Contact: Food2You@ageuklands.org.uk - (added 24 March/ Updated 14 April)
Pembroke House - Response Distribution Hub
Role: Help in the distribution hub. The Pembroke House Covid-19 distribution hub, is being set up to help the most vulnerable residents, in partnership with Southwark Council and other local charitable organisations. They need local residents to help with sorting, packing and delivering food and medicines. Register here to join this collective effort - (added 23 March)
How else can you help?
- You can check the mutual aid groups to find out what you might be able to do to help in your area.
- You can give to local food banks who are really over stretched at this time.
- You can get in touch with the Nunhead Knocks team here, they have set up a Nunhead Community support group.
If we all work together, we really can make a difference!
If you have a query about any of these volunteer roles, please contact the individual charities directly. For any other queries, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org