Each of our foodbank centre volunteers take part in a 2hours training session before joining the foodbank centre teams. The training is run by our Volunteer Manager and is done via zoom. It covers everything you need to know about volunteering at foodbank centre including: health and safety, policy and procedures, safeguarding and supporting clients.

Each of our warehouse and transport volunteers take part in a 30mins online training sessions, which covers health and safety, and each of the processes in the warehouse. But don’t worry you don’t have to remember everything, we have large noticeboards in the warehouse that have the training content displayed to jog your memory and our Operations Manager is always on hand to help.

Our admin volunteers are trained on our systems via a zoom session with our Volunteer Manager and then shown the ins and outs of the role by our Office and Finance Manager.

All of our volunteer take part in the basic compulsory training for their role, but we offer a whole range of other continuous personal development accredited courses that our volunteers can opt to take part in if they want – they are ideal for people who are volunteering to gain some new skills and experience. We have:

Health and Safety

Manual Handling

GDPR

Fire Safety, among many more.

 

There is no cost to the volunteer for these courses, Edinburgh Food Project are funded by The Volunteer Support Fund to offer these courses to volunteers.

We are regularly offered tailored training from specialist organizations on topics such as mental health and benefits and welfare.  They are completely optional and are available to volunteers who might be interested.