Healthy Holidays - Food Box Packing Volunteers
Hosted by: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Barnsley Council need volunteers to help support families across Barnsley with their Healthy Holidays programme, which is back over the May half-term holidays, with their Good Food Boxes going out to thousands of families across the borough.

Healthy Holidays is part of a new national initiative funded by the department of education called the Holiday Activities and Food Programme, to support almost 10,000 children across Barnsley who are illegible for free school meals throughout the school holidays.

As part of this, they are providing Good Food Boxes full of cooking ingredients as well as an activity booklet with games to encourage physical activity.

They are looking for volunteers to help:
Stack the shelves – Preparing the shelves with items before people can pack them into boxes.

Pack the boxes - Pack the Good Food boxes in a COVID-19 secure manner, this may also include managing waste (such as plastic from food wrappers, flattening cardboard boxes)
These volunteer roles will be physical, and require a significant amount of lifting.

Coordinate volunteers – Support volunteers on site. This will include making sure that volunteers sign in and complete consent forms on arrival, conduct a 15-minute verbal briefing for volunteers, call volunteers on our reserve list if one drops out, checking if volunteers need breaks, managing social distancing, wiping down surfaces as needed, and supporting with packing where needed.

Volunteers will be required on the following days -
Shelf stacking -
Friday 14 May - 10am - 3pm shifts
Monday 17 May - 10am - 3pm shifts

Packing boxes -
Wednesday 19 May - arrival between 8.30am and 9am (to allow for staggered entry) and depart between 4pm and 4.30pm
Thursday 20 May - as above
Friday 21 May - as above
Tuesday 25 May - as above
Wednesday 26 May - as above
Thursday 27th May - as above

Days required: Mon AM, Mon PM, Tues AM, Tues PM, Weds AM, Weds PM, Thur AM, Thur PM, Fri AM, Fri PM

How many volunteers are needed:

20 plus

Recruitment process:

If you're interested in volunteering, please
fill out the form here - to register your interest.

Gender restrictions?: No
Type of activity: Community Work