Volunteers are the driving force behind foodbanks. There are thousands of volunteers across the UK, helping The Christian Trussell Trust Foodbank Network get emergency food to people in crisis. We want you to enjoy volunteering and there are lots of ways to get involved. Whatever role you choose, you will make a real difference to the life of someone in crisis.

Warehouse volunteer

  • Sort donated food ready for distribution

Are you free between 10 am and 1 pm on one morning each week to help in our warehouse?  (Unit 5, The Empire Centre, Imperial Drive, North Watford, WD24 4YH?   If so, please come in any morning from Monday to Friday to fill in a volunteer form and be shown round.  We need help to weigh, sort and store donated food before it’s made into parcels for clients to collect. You could help in this vital work to ensure we have the right food available at all times.Our Volunteer Co-ordinator Carol will then discuss with you which team you could join. 

  • Work in a foodbank centre: meet clients and give out food


  • Help out at a foodbank supermarket collection

Contact us on info@watford.foodbank.org.uk for more details and arrange a visit to the warehouse.

Our Foodbank work with front line agencies who in turn refer clients to the Foodbank for emergency food supplies. We have over 70  referral partners and in this role you will be coordinating the issuing and distribution of vouchers to these agencies. Full training and support is available.


Meet clients and give out food parcels. Have an informal chat with clients over a cup of tea, to discuss their situation and signpost to further support.


We hope soon  to offer Cookery classes run by Qualified Volunteers  to show how the food we provide can be used to make nutritional meals  even on a small budget that are tasty and affordable.

If you are interested in volunteering please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!