We welcome applications from everyone, whether you feel able to help us on a regular basis, occasionally as a stand-in volunteer, as a remote volunteer, as part of a team, lone worker or home based. There’s something for everyone.

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Why volunteer with us?

We have kind and caring volunteers all over Scotland, bringing friendship and joy to older people’s lives whilst providing much needed practical help. Our volunteers are vital to the success of Food Train and without them we simply wouldn’t be able to operate.

The best thing about volunteering is that you can choose to do as little or as much as you want. We have a variety of roles depending on where you live and what part of Food Train you want to volunteer with. By volunteering for us you can utilise your own skills and experience to help make a difference in your local community.

As a Food Train volunteer, you will receive all the support and information required to complete your role safely and confidently and we firmly believe that you shouldn’t be out of pocket, so we offer reasonable reimbursement of expenses.

Some of our roles will require you to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme because you will be working directly with vulnerable adults. But don’t worry, we will support you through the whole process and you will not be expected to pay for this yourself.

If you are aged 16 or over and would like to make a difference to older people’s lives, then why not join us? We also welcome enquiries from anyone under 16, please contact us here before completing the form to discuss supported roles. We are proud to be a welcoming, inclusive charity and are keen to hear from people of all communities, abilities, backgrounds and walks of life.

Volunteer application can be completed here.

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If you would like to chat to one of our friendly team about volunteering, please get in touch with your local contact. 

I feel like I am doing something worthwhile and giving back.