Winchester Basics Bank provides emergency food and clothing to individuals and families in need. It aims to make appropriate resources available to the maximum number of people at their point of greatest need. We currently operate from a main base in Milland Road and 2 satellites in Weeke and Winchester City Centre.

What we need you to do:

Sort food donations, checking BBE dates on all tins and packs.

Keep food area clean and free from clutter at all times.

Put together food parcels, as requested by the manager, referring to lists in food area

Store fresh foods in accordance with current food hygiene guidelines

Sort donated clothes, as directed by manager

Help to keep workplace clean and tidy

Regularly sign up for future sessions

Contribute, by personal example, to a welcoming and caring environment


Friendly welcoming manner

Ability to work cooperatively with people

3 month settling in time, during which either parties may end the relationship after giving notice of 1 week

Appropriate management support at all times.

Appropriate induction and ongoing training

Reimbursement of reasonable out of pocket expenses where appropriate


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
    Appropriate Management support at all times.
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 17/04/2018

End Date: 06/03/2019

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Availability Details

Ideally you will be available for a minimum of 3 hours per session. Sessions start with preparation at 09:30. Whenever the outlet is open until 15:00 later session start at 12:30. Start and finish times are negotiable with the manager in case of need.

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