Volunteering Opportunities with TMTP

Recruiting now for the following roles

 
 Volunteers Needed for the Following Roles


 

Volunteering to help people less fortunate than yourself is one of the most satisfying and fulfilling things anyone can ever do and yet less than 19% of the UK population volunteer once or more in any given year. The Matthew Tree Project relies on volunteers to do what it does and is currently utilising over 300 volunteer hours per week, on average, to fulfil its obligations.



 
Follow Up Navigators
We are looking to appoint one 'Follow Up Navigator' in each Food Plus Centre to be present during the Food Plus session. This role will consist of working with the clients to ensure follow up actions are done well and on time such as phone calls made, letters written, forms filled in, meetings booked and attended, and where necessary referrals are made to other TMTP services and/or external professional services. This role is part of the Outreach Support Care team and will report to our Outreach Support Coordinator. 

Below are the loastions and days each Food Plus Centre is open where the Follow Up Navigator roles are based; 

  • Great George Street, St Jude's BS2 9ED (Friday's 10:00am - 2pm)
  • 5 Marshall Walk, Inns Court BS4 1TR (Tuesday's 10am - 2pm) 
  • 817a Bath Road, Brislington BS4 5NL (Monday's 5pm - 7pm)
  • 56-60 Netwon Road, Cadbury Heath BS30 8EL (Thursday's 10am - 2pm) 


 

Outreach Support Care volunteers

This role tends to suit those with full-time jobs but who also wish to contribute and do something to help make a difference. The Outreach Support Care (OSC) team, through dedicated one-2-one eekly sessions are striving to empower people to take control and buid a dignified, fulfilling and self-sufficient furture.  This role is part of the Outreach Support Care team and will report to our Outreach Support Coordinator. Each OSC volunteer is 'matched' to a client and then directly with each other the client and OSC volunteer arrange to meet for 1-2 hours each week. It is during these times that the client and OSC volunteer build a relationship based on trust and openness and we are able to then support the client as they navigate the often complex and challenging route out of poverty. This role is part of the Outreach Support Care team and will report to our Outreach Support Coordinator.




Food Appeal Collection Volunteers

We need food to do what we do. Everything starts with the practical assistance of providing food to people in desperate need. All the additional support and services we provide flow out from this initial meeting of the need. It is a very effective model. However, as the number of people coming to us for help increases the need for food on the shelves to give to them also increases and this is one of our biggest challenges. How to keep increasing the food donations. Supermarket collections are a great source of food but to do this we need volunteers. We are collecting from Asda and Morrisions on an almost weekly basis now and we are in negotiations to add more Supermarket chains to this list, and also develop similar arrangements with local independent retailers and food outlets. So if you are able to help with this 'key' element of our work please let us know and we can send you the collection dates for the upcoming month. This role is part of the Food Logistics team and reports to our Food Logistics and Distribution Coordinator.


 

 

Sorters & Packers (at Food Hub)

Once we have collected the food we need volunteers to help us sort, weigh and pack it in. This task is undertaken at our South Bristol Food Hub at 5 Marshall Walk, Inns Court, Bristol BS4 1TR at various days and times throughout the week. This role is part of the Food Logistics team and reports to our Food Logistics and Distribution Coordinator.

 

  

FOOD PLUS Session Interviewers

Each week in various locations around the city of Bristol, we have a team of volunteers who make each FOOD PLUS CENTRE session work and work well. Presently, we have five locations; 

  • Great George Street, St Jude's BS2 9ED (Friday's 10:00am - 2pm)
  • 5 Marshall Walk, Inns Court BS4 1TR (Tuesday's 10am - 2pm) 
  • 817a Bath Road, Brislington BS4 5NL (Monday's 5pm - 7pm)
  • 56-60 Netwon Road, Cadbury Heath BS30 8EL (Thursday's 10am - 2pm) 

Within each FOOD PLUS session there are a number of different roles, some practical and some more client facing. The Food Plus Interviewer role is pivitol as this is the role which enegaes with each client to build up a realtionship and really begin to understand what has happened and what is needed to move forward. Supported brilliantly by the welcome team, foodstore team, malnutrition screening team and the follow up navigators, the interviewers are able to get to the heart of the problem and identify ways to support and empower the clients to improve their situations. 

 
 

FOOD PLUS Session Foodstore volunteers

Each week in various locations around the city of Bristol, we have a team of volunteers who make each FOOD PLUS CENTRE session work and work well. Presently, we have five locations; 


  • Great George Street, St Jude's BS2 9ED (Friday's 10:00am - 2pm)
  • 5 Marshall Walk, Inns Court BS4 1TR (Tuesday's 10am - 2pm) 
  • 817a Bath Road, Brislington BS4 5NL (Monday's 5pm - 7pm) 
  • 56-60 Netwon Road, Cadbury Heath BS30 8EL (Thursday's 10am - 2pm) 

Within each FOOD PLUS session there are a number of different roles, some practical and some more client facing. The Food Plus foodstore role is the role which provides assistance when each client is choosing their weekly food supplies. Supported brilliantly by the welcome team, interview team, malnutrition screening team and the follow up navigators, the foodstore team are able to get to know each client as they come weekly for their food and have helpful conversations about different food options and also discuss other key food related services we offer such as the Cook Smart Eat Well course and the nutrition support we provide. 

 
 

FOOD PLUS Session Welcome Team

Each week in various locations around the city of Bristol, we have a team of volunteers who make each FOOD PLUS CENTRE session work and work well. Presently, we have five locations; 


  • Great George Street, St Jude's BS2 9ED (Friday's 10:00am - 2pm)
  • 5 Marshall Walk, Inns Court, BS4 1TR (Tuesday's 10am - 2pm) 
  • 817a Bath Road, Brislington BS4 5NL (Monday's 5pm - 7pm) 
  • 56-60 Netwon Road, Cadbury Heath BS30 8EL (Thursday's 10am - 2pm) 

Within each FOOD PLUS session there are a number of different roles, some practical and some more client facing. The Food Plus welcome team role is crucial as this is the first point of contact any new client will have with The Matthew Tree Project and it is vital that this is a positive and uplifting experience. We understand how hard, challenging and embarrassing it is for someone to be in a situation where they can't even afford to feed themselves and their children and need to seek help. The welcome team meet and greet each cleint as they come through the door and our objective is to do all we can to put people at ease, make them feel comfortable and enforce the fact that they are in a safe, understanding and supportive environment. Supported brilliantly by the interview team, foodstore team, malnutrition screening team and the follow up navigators, the welcome team are the glue that holds it all together enabling everything to flow and happen as it should. Relationships develop between the welcome team members and the clients as they wait for the different services they require and this is where other key support services we offer such as the Cook Smart Eat Well course, nutrition support or money smart support can be discussed. 
  

We provide training, if training is required, for you to help in the areas where you feel you have a heart to see positive change in the local community.

 

For more information or to volunteer to help please contact us at:


info@the-matthew-tree-project.org