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  • Community Larder Helper
    with Glenrothes Community Sports & Health Hub

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO89477 - Created/last updated: 27/04/2023


    About this opportunity:The hub aims to promote a healthy and active lifestyle.

    SIMD figures show that the building is situated between 3 high area of poverty and deprivation. The community larder aims to support families and individuals by ensuring that they have enough food and are eating well .

    The larder is supported by Glenrothes Foodbank, receives donations of surplus stock from supermarkets and donations from local residents and organisations.

    This volunteer role will typically involve the following:

    - Collecting food from shops and supermarkets
    - Lifting and carrying crates
    - Checking dates and quality of food
    - Setting up/clearing away the larder in the evening
    - Interacting and engaging with larder users
    - Assisting larder users to select food
    - Signpost larder users onto other organisations/avenues of help and support
    - Maintaining updating associated paperwork

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:15
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:As well as having a taster of what's on offer, you will have an induction with the Hub manager and staff and ongoing support to create a plan your role.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Bus fares will be repaid at the value of ticket Mileage will be paid at 45p per mile. Expenses will be reimburse within 5 working days via bank transfer or repaid directly if petty cash is available on the day

    Experience required:To have a warm, friendly, approachable and caring nature. To make people feel welcomed and supported by being empathetic, non -judgmental and understanding towards individuals' and their circumstances or life experiences

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Informal Chat; References; Trial Period

    Taster available?Yes: You are welcome to visit the Hub, meet with the manager and have a trial of the opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThe larder is held on a Wednesday and Friday evenings between 5pm-6pm at Gilvenbank Park, Glenrothes KY7 6SU. Shopping and donations may need to be collected out with these times

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

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