Volunteer

At Sufra NW London, I get to be around genuinely selfless people who are all willing to help others in any way possible. It’s a place that brings together people from all walks of life and is one of the most accepting and welcoming environments I’ve been in. Over the last 6 months, I have gained a real sense of belonging to a community and great friendships. Sufra is a brilliant charity and fills an essential gap in London. We need more Sufra-like places everywhere.”  Berrun, Community Kitchen volunteer

Due to effects of the COVID-19 crisis and our ongoing emergency appeal, we are now recruiting more volunteers for a range of new roles.

Click here to view all volunteering opportunities

To get involved, please fill in the Volunteer Application Form (Google Form).

For any related enquiries, please email admin@sufra-nwlondon.org.uk.

Our current Volunteering Roles are also listed below.

* Please note that we require all volunteers commuting to Sufra not to use public transport in order to avoid cross-contamination.* 

 

Food Parcel Packers 

Help us pack the essential food items at our premises in St Raphael’s Estate and help us host our collection service at the Food Bank on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Committing to just one shift a week for the next three months will help us stay on top of the increasing demand and give you the opportunity to give back to the community.  

Shifts: Mon-Fri, 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm 

Food Delivery Drivers: (must have car & valid license)

Do you have an hour or two to spare, once a week? Do you have a DBS check? We are urgently in need of drivers to deliver our hot meal provisions to the most vulnerable guests around Brent.  

Shifts: Mon – Fri, 4:30pm – 5.30/6.30pm

Community Kitchen Volunteers

Assist our chef cook up to 200 meals a day, in time for delivery to those who are unable to cook for themselves. Learn what it’s like in a busy kitchen and get stuck in making a difference.  

Shifts: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am – 2.30pm

Admin, Data Entry and Advice – Several Roles Available:

Telephone Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers who can commit 1 morning or afternoon per week, to become telephone volunteers. Triaging phone calls from guests, donors, volunteers and the general public, you will be the first friendly voice anyone will hear when they get in touch.

Data Entry Volunteers

If you want to volunteer around your own schedule, and are familiar with basic MS Excel, then why not become a data entry volunteer? Help us keep our records up to date.

Signposters

We are recruiting volunteers to remotely signpost our Food Bank guests. After training on using our directory, having sensitive conversations and recording information, you could support our Food Bank guests accessing help from other vital services.  

Information Volunteers

Interested in supporting our advice volunteers, researching the latest information and supporting guests? Become an information volunteer – on hand for researching tasks.   

All Admin, Data Entry and Advice shifts: Flexible and remote

Community Garden Volunteers

We are always in need of volunteers to help us look after and develop our Community Garden, in order to support our Food Bank with freshly grown organic produce. Tasks vary from a range of food growing, garden maintenance and DIY tasks such as building and painting raised beds, weeding, composting, pruning, watering and harvesting produce. If you have a few hours to spare a week and would like to spend some time with nature, apply now!

Shifts: Mondays and Thursdays 10am – 2pm

Arabic Speaking Volunteers

Do indicate on the volunteer sign up form if you are an Arabic speaking volunteer. We are often in need of interpreters and translators to carry out various ad hoc tasks.

 

N.B. No specific experience is required, as training will be provided, although experience working with vulnerable people in any capacity would be helpful for the roles above.