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  • Community Pantry Volunteer
    with Food for your Future

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO100382 - Created/last updated: 10/07/2024


    About this opportunity:The Pantry was set up about 5 years ago by four young women. From humble beginnings serving about 30 families, it has grown arms and legs and now serves at times 90-100 families, all administered by a team of up to 10 volunteers.

    They aim to prevent food going to landfill. To this end they collect food that is approaching its '˜use by' date, but still within its '˜best before' date from local shops, bakeries and supermarkets. Members of the community can access food every Thursday and can take 10 items for £2.50.

    A team sets up the Pantry on Tuesday mornings, and serve customers on Thursdays between 12 noon-1.30pm, and again between 5.00pm-6.30pm.

    They would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in assisting.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Volunteers are given a full induction and training within their role. They have support from other volunteers throughout.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - 45p per mile or public transport rates.

    Experience required:Food for your Future Pantry are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to get involved. The ability to drive and have access to a car would be beneficial although not a necessity as there are roles based entirely within the pantry. Knowledge of spreadsheets, accounting or marketing would be a huge bonus, thereby assisting behind the scenes.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThis opportunity takes place in Touch Community Centre, 30 Mercer Place, Dunfermline, KY11 4UG. It is 2 minutes from the nearest bus stop and has parking available.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

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