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Food Train Volunteer

We welcome applications from everyone, whether you feel able to help us on a regular basis, occasionally as a stand-in volunteer (such as when a member’s usual volunteer is unavailable due to illness or holiday), or even both.

There are several volunteer roles available within our Food Train Connects service.

Shopping Friend - doing weekly grocery shopping for an older person.

Phone Friend – phoning an older person once a week for a friendly chat.

Befriender – visiting an older person at home once a week.

Shopping Companion – taking an older person out to do their grocery shopping.

Fundraiser – helping with fundraising or organising fundraising events.

Leafleter – distributing leaflets or posters in your community.

Admin Assistant (Glasgow only) – helping with admin tasks in the office.

Online Shopper – calling an older person to submit an online shop for them.

Telephone Supporter – calling lists of our members to check in on them.

Several of these roles require you to complete a PVG check. A head and shoulders photo is also required and on completing your application you will be asked to complete online induction and role training.

If any of these roles are of interest, we would love to have you on board. Please sign up below and we will be in touch shortly.

Volunteer Application Form