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Volunteer Development Scotland Ltd. (also known as Volunteer Scotland).
Charity registered in Scotland SC013740 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland, No. SC106743. Our registered Office is Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling. FK8 1QZ

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Community Pantry Volunteer

The Pantry was set up about 5 years ago by four young women. From humble beginnings serving about 30 families, it has grown arms and legs and now serves at times 90-100 families, all administered by a team of up to 10 volunteers.

They aim to prevent food going to landfill. To this end they collect food that is approaching its ‘use by’ date, but still within its ‘best before’ date from local shops, bakeries and supermarkets. Members of the community can access food every Thursday and can take 10 items for £2.50.

A team sets up the Pantry on Tuesday mornings, and serve customers on Thursdays between 12 noon-1.30pm, and again between 5.00pm-6.30pm.

They would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in assisting.

Experience required

Food for your Future Pantry are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to get involved. The ability to drive and have access to a car would be beneficial although not a necessity as there are roles based entirely within the pantry. Knowledge of spreadsheets, accounting or marketing would be a huge bonus, thereby assisting behind the scenes.

Travel details

This opportunity takes place in Touch Community Centre, 30 Mercer Place, Dunfermline, KY11 4UG. It is 2 minutes from the nearest bus stop and has parking available.

Travel expenses

45p per mile or public transport rates.

Training details

Volunteers are given a full induction and training within their role. They have support from other volunteers throughout.


Minimum age: 16


Volunteers (aged 16-25) taking part in this opportunity are eligible to claim Saltire Awards hours for their activity.
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