Volunteers are the life blood of foodbanks.

Thanks to all our volunteers for generously giving their time and energy!

We depend on the generosity, commitment and skills of volunteers who can work alongside our staff team. Whether you’ve got a short amount of time to spare, or can make a regular commitment, you can make a difference to people’s lives.

As a Lewisham Foodbank volunteer you can expect:

  • Induction & training
  • A dedicated Volunteer Coordinator who will check in with you regularly
  • A volunteer newsletter
  • The opportunity to see how our charity runs day to day
  • The chance to get to know all of our projects
  • Travel expenses reimbursed (if requested)

All volunteer positions are subject to references and a trial period.


Twice a year we have a big collection at Lewisham & Elmers End Tesco. The November collection is a great way to encourage customers to donate a few extra items for our clients who will struggle over Christmas.

If you have a couple of hours to spare 18 – 20 November and would like to stand at our Foodbank table in-store and engage with customers, that would be amazing! Shifts are 1.5 – 2 hours long.

Here’s the link to book your slot.

If you have any enquiries please email [email protected]

If you have a few hours a week you can spare to be part our amazing team, and are aged 16+, we’d love to hear from you.

Please complete this google form if you’d like to get involved.  We cannot guarantee we can offer you a space immediately, but we’ll keep you on our database and contact you when we have a vacancy. When we have found a vacancy that suits your availability, we will be seeking references, and taking you through an induction programme.

Duke of Edinburgh

If you’d like to get involved with volunteering at Lewisham Foodbank as part of your Duke of Edinburgh volunteering module, please note that we are unable to take students under the age of 16.  If you’re under 16, take a look at the Lewisham Local website for some other ideas.