What does Worsbrough Community Pantry do?
We know that times are difficult, and we want to help people before they reach crisis point.
Worsbrough Community Pantry is not a foodbank; we simply offer good food at an affordable price. Individuals can access Worsbrough Community Pantry for a weekly fee of £3.00 and receive food items up to the value of £15.
The Pantry is run by volunteers at Worsbrough Community Church with support and funding from the Worsbrough Ward Alliance
What do Pantry Support volunteers do?
Pantry Support volunteers will support the operation of the Community Pantry, for the role of Front of House and Refreshments volunteer this will include the following:
• Greeting pantry members
• Serving refreshments
• Chatting with members and sign posting to other services where appropriate
• Supporting the other volunteers distributing the stock if necessary
• Washing cups and tidying away any items used in the kitchen
Location: Worsbrough Community Church, High Street, Worsbrough, Barnsley, S70 4SG
Support and supervision from: Pantry Trustees
Time Commitment: Wednesday’s between the hours of
11.15am – 1.45pm*
* All roles and time commitments are fully flexible and can be tailored to the availability of the volunteers, however, we do ask that where possible the hours per session and the frequency of volunteering, i.e weekly or fortnightly etc, remain consistent. This is to help pantry trustees create a regular rota
Days required: Weds AM, Weds PM
Recruitment process: If you are interested in applying for this position, the next step is to complete our application form.
For an application form, please contact, Michelle Toone on MichelleToone@barnsley.gov.uk or 07741168776.
If you are interested in applying for this position, the next step is to complete our application form.
We are looking for:
Volunteers should meet the following criteria
• Ability to communicate confidently and clearly with customers
• Ability to remain calm when involved with challenging individuals and situations
• Understanding of the issues – practical and emotional
• Understanding of the importance of teamwork and a strong commitment to being part of a team
• Ability to develop a rapport with customers
• Reliability, punctuality, and commitment to routine.
• Good oral communication skills.
• Understanding of confidentiality
Support for volunteers
Volunteers receive the following support throughout their volunteering:
• Structured induction and training
• Ongoing support and supervision from the Pantry Trustees
• Access to further training