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Schools liaison volunteer (Barking and Dagenham)

Hope Family Trust

Food banks provide essential community services to people in crisis. This role involves liaising with local schools to develop good relationships, raise awareness and encourage food donations. As a voice for change, you can make a real difference to people’s lives providing vital help and support in your local community.

Truly a frontline role in helping to support people in crisis. You’ll be at the heart of your local community raising awareness about the causes of poverty and promoting the activities of the food bank. Self - motivated and enthusiastic, you’ll use your communication skills to organise and attend events, alongside strengthening links with other collaborative groups. You’ll have the passion and drive to motivate others to help those in crisis.

Tasks and responsibilities 

  • Liaising with schools who support us on collections, letting them know the items of food needed and supporting collection arrangements. 
  • Working to develop relationships with schools who do not support us currently and encourage collections. 
  • Present at assemblies to raise awareness about the role of the food bank and why it is needed. 

Benefits to volunteer 

  • Using your existing skills to make a difference. 
  • Meet new people within your community. 

What skills do I need?

Skills, attributes, qualifications and experience

  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Comfortable with public speaking. 
  • Organised and self-motivated. 

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

Autumn term only.

Register your interest

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    Over 18s only
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    References can be provided after an year of volunteering.
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