Volunteer Telford

Volunteer Telford

Community Fridge Volunteers

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Opportunity Description

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.

Tasks include:

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

Key holder

Providing support with a clear focus on connecting individuals with their community.

Making up and delivering food hampers around Telford

Record keeping


Time commitment:

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

North Rd,







Good at talking and listening (communication) Ability to talk to people of different back grounds and ages Confidence to start conversations Creative thinking Confidentiality awareness (not discussing individuals with others) Enthusiastic

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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

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  • Wrekin View Primary School
    TF1 3ES

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