Community Fridge Volunteers
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Wrekin View Primary School in Wellington is already host to a hugely successful Community Fridge, which supports up to 30 families a week by providing food and living essentials. They have now announced they are expanding their efforts to help end holiday hunger in Shropshire by opening a Community Café in the school hall over half term. Read on to find out more!
During the lockdown, school caretaker Russell Garner established Wrekin View Community Fridge. The motto of the food centre is ‘take what you want, donate if you can’, an inclusive message inviting the whole community to engage. No referral or documentation is required to use the fridge/HLC Food hub, and many families in the local community have benefitted from the scheme. A year on and the community fridge is still going strong, now supporting up to 30 families a week.
They are looking for Community Fridge Volunteers
The role of a Community Fridge volunteer is to provide a well-stocked and looked after fridge/pantry for the community.
Advertising dates and location for the community fridge
Build a reliable volunteer work force
Replenishing stock in fridge/pantry
Organising stock, stock rotation, dating stock
Manning the community fridge during school holidays
Providing support with a clear focus on connecting individuals with their community.
Making up and delivering food hampers around Telford
The Community Fridge is open 5 days a week (Mon – Fri)
Each shift is 4 hours, but will be flexible to your availability.
Induction and mandatory training will be provided
Wrekin View Primary School
Good at talking and listening (communication)
Ability to talk to people of different back grounds and ages
Confidence to start conversations
Confidentiality awareness (not discussing individuals with others)
This role requires a DBS check.
Increased confidence and self esteem
Access to training
Progress to new opportunities
Getting involved with your local community and making a difference
Develop new skills and make new friends
Improve own emotional and physical health