At Community Food Initiatives North East we are currently looking for volunteers who can take on some key roles within our charity, focusing on developing our current structures to meet the changing needs of our disadvantaged and vulnerable beneficiaries. This includes:
*Procurement Volunteer(s): We would like a volunteer to undertake a scoping exercise and participate in the costing analysis of procuring and refurbishing a vehicle. This is an ambitious project and the person(s) involved; will receive a full induction, have the opportunity to work with a friendly and professional team in a supportive environment, and work on a key project that can benefit a wide range of disadvantaged families. The project will expand the reach of our emergency provisions to support urban and rural communities across the North East of Scotland.
*Policy and Procedures Volunteer(s): We are currently developing and affirming our policy and procedural structures to ensure everyone from our staff, volunteers and beneficiaries continue to remain safe, healthy and considered throughout our work with them. We would like a volunteer with HR experience to work with us to review and develop our policies, and review our staff salary scales and structures. This is a rewarding opportunity to develop a key need in an organisation that is central to food security in the North of Scotland.
*Health and Safety Volunteer(s): As with all work sites that host heavy machinery, large pallets and lots of food, CFINE is a dynamic space where every day is a little different from the one before. Health, Safety and Wellbeing are central to our ethos and having an experienced volunteer who can advise, support and guide the management and staff teams on the implementation of the Health and Safety policies and other relevant legislation will be key to ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for our community. We would like someone who has experience in undertaking Health and Safety audits, and understands, or is willing to research, existing local/national policies and procedures surrounding food distribution.
*Fundraising Committee Member(s): Fundraising is key to our work; we aim to continually innovate and expand our offering to ensure our disadvantaged communities are never left behind. We would like someone to assist on our fundraising committee to identify new ideas and opportunities to maximise local fundraising efforts, help to plan and coordinate group fundraising activities, promote fundraising events and initiatives in the local community and will commit to our vision of a UK without food insecurity and poverty.
We cannot do this critical work alone; only with the help of skilled volunteers can we continue to support our society’s most vulnerable communities and individuals during this time of crisis.
A fantastic opportunity to volunteer at an award winning charity and social enterprise. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more information and to discuss further please contact Kevin Mathew, FareShare Sustainability Development on email KMathew@cfine.org