Volunteer Food Bank Assistant

Brighton Women's Centre

Register your Interest

The weekly food bank at BWC provides a crucial service to women and families during times of financial crisis or hardship. To ensure that we can open the food bank every week we rely on a team of dedicated volunteers, whose role it is to welcome clients, support them to get the items that they need, and have an informal chat to discuss their situation then signpost to further support if needed.


Volunteers are required to:

  •  work in a non-judgemental way;
  •  be reliable and on time for shifts;
  •  have strong listening skills and an empathic nature;
  •  have some administrative and IT skills;
  •  be able to work as part of a team;
  •  have an interest in ending food poverty;
  •  uphold and work within the intersectional feminist ethos of BWC;
  •  be in a position to commit to volunteering once a week for at least 12 months, both during term times and half terms.


  1. experience of front line work in a food project/within the women's sector
  2. training on a range of issues affecting vulnerable people
  3. personal satisfaction of being able to help others

Practical Considerations

When do I need to be available?

Details Volunteer shifts are 1.30 - 4pm every Wednesday.
Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?

22 Richmond Place

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
    Brighton saver bus ticket.
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • Training