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Food Pantry Assistant

The Sunflower Pantry is part of the Your Local Pantry franchise offering a more sustainable and dignified solution to food insecurity. Local residents in Wester Hailes can sign up to become members, pay a small weekly fee and get a wide range of food items plus sanitary products and pet food. Volunteers will support us by providing great customer service, taking payments and deliveries, restocking shelves and much more! Inspire & influence local people to eat more locally grown food, eat more seasonably & adopt healthier, sustainable diets.

About The Health Agency

We aim to work with people of South West Edinburgh to improve their Health and Wellbeing. We aim to work holistically at the Health Agency where we believe a healthy person is someone whose body, mind and feelings are working in harmony. To meet the many different needs of the community we offer a wide range of services from one on one work, to group work. We are increasingly working in other settings in the community such as schools, GP centres and community centres and with voluntary organisations. We try to involve local people in all aspects of our organisation encouraging them to share their ideas and giving volunteers the opportunity to work in many different projects within the Health Agency.

Experience Required

Good communication skills, high enthusiasm and energy. REHIS Food Hygiene Level 2 (We can provide you with training!). Empathy and understanding of those who may be experience food insecurity/poverty.

Training Details

REHIS Food Hygiene Level 2 Safer Spaces Agreement

Flexibility & Commitment

Short Term Volunteering (3 months or less)

4 to 6 hours per week

Location/Travel Details

The role would based in the Clovenstone Community Centre in Wester Hailes. Clovenstone Community Centre, 54 Clovenstone Park, EH14 3EY. Cycle access via Union Canal tow path Lothian Buses #30 / #33 Car park available


All expenses claims must be agreed in advance. Receipts should be submitted with a covering letter or email. Expenses are paid by bank transfer.

Accessibility Details

  • Disabled parking
  • Happy to have a conversation about volunteer’s needs