Volunteers for Food Bank in Wivenhoe?
Hi All. Some dates for your diary are below in bold:
The Wivenhoe branch of the Colchester Food Bank will be officially launched on December 7th and will need to recruit a panel of volunteers to help it function. Initially, it will be open on Thursdays between noon and 3pm and so we are looking for volunteers who can be available at this time to attend initially an open day to learn some more about how the Food Bank operates and then two further training sessions for those who are able to help.
Some dates for your diary (all to be held at Wivenhoe Congregational Church, 101 High Street):
9th November – Foodbank Information Day at 2pm for 1 hour
23rd November – First volunteer training session; 12.30 for 2 hours
30th November – Second volunteer training session; 12.30 for 2 hours
Volunteers will be needed for front of house and also for administering food parcels. Front of house will require skill and experience in giving counsel to people who are often quite distressed, so there will need to be a selection process involved. Initially, a form would be completed and a reference requested.
We would welcome as many people as possible to the Information day on 9th November, where we will provide refreshments and an opportunity for you to find out if you can support the Food Bank in any way.
You don't have to be a "Christian" to be involved. Just willing to spare some time and a kind heart with people in difficulty.
Come to the open day without obligation to find out more. Maybe you will know someone else who can help or perhaps you can discreetly attend on behalf of someone who needs help. It is not always easy to come forward.
Thanks for reading this.