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Volunteers are the life blood of foodbanks. Your skills could be just what we need.

Volunteers are the driving force behind foodbanks. There are thousands of volunteers across the UK, helping The Trussell Trust Foodbank Network get emergency food to people in crisis. We want you to enjoy volunteering and there are lots of ways to get involved. Whatever role you choose, you will make a real difference to the life of someone in crisis.

If you are interested in volunteering, here’s what to do next:

Step one: See below for current volunteering opportunities, this is where help is needed most.

Step two: It’s great if you can visit the project to get more of an idea about what is involved. Get in contact with us (0191 3037559) to arrange a visit.

Step three:  We will send you our application form and arrange training.


If you can’t commit to a regular volunteering role (we know life gets busy!) there are extra one-off volunteering opportunities around Harvest and Christmas, so keep and eye out for those.

We have been really pleased to welcome staff teams from local business and organisations for volunteering days at our foodstore in Chester le Street.  If your business would like to volunteer with us please get in touch.

Current One-Off Volunteering Opportunities



Current Volunteer Opportunities

Distribution Point – Peterlee Open on Tuesdays & Fridays, 10.30am – 1pm at the Citizens Advice offices.  Join the team distributing food to the local community.

Distribution Point – Chilton Open on Monday, 10am – 12pm. Join the team distributing food to the local community


Upcoming: New Volunteer Training 2017  

April: Wednesday 26th, 7pm – 9.30pm

Venue: Durham Christian Partnership Office, Durham, DH1 5SU

 Sign up by contacting

Foodstore volunteer

We need help to weigh, sort and store donated food before it’s made into parcels for clients to collect. You could help in this vital work to ensure we have the right food available at all times.

Office Volunteer

Help  Once the vouchers are redeemed the data they contain needs to be added to our central database. Full training and support is available.

Helping at a foodbank centre

Meet clients and give out food parcels. Have an informal chat with clients over a cup of tea, to discuss their situation and signpost to further support.

If you are interested in volunteering please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!

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