GroceryAid on the hunt for volunteers

GroceryAid, the trading name of the National Grocers’ Benevolent Fund (NGBF), is searching for volunteers to help with its welfare work.

The company is seeking volunteers, who have some spare time on their hands, to help somebody in need.

Those who put themselves forward will receive professional training, regular support to fulfil their duties and will be paid expenses.

Cathy Mercer, welfare development director said: “We currently have 62 volunteer welfare assessors who work around the UK providing assistance to our beneficiaries. The feedback we receive from our beneficiaries is incredibly heart-warming and shows how much they appreciate the work our volunteers do. We’re extremely grateful for everything they do for us.”

Welfare assessors are the ‘front line’ of the charity and without the input, GroceryAid would be unaware of the real needs of the beneficiaries. The recommendations of welfare assessors can often result in beneficiaries receiving basic household items such as fridges, cookers and beds, as well as emergency grants to help with items such as leaking roofs or boiler repairs.

Find out more from their website: groceryaid.org.uk.

In July, Grocery Aid spent £4.3m on welfare projects, according to its end-of- year financial results.

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