Pecan depends on the generosity, commitment and skills of volunteers who can work alongside our staff. 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 Pecan volunteer you can expect:

- Training in your role

- Regular catch-ups with your supervisor

- A dedicated Volunteer Coordinator

- The opportunity to see how our charity runs day to day

- The chance to get to know all of our projects

- Lunch and travel expenses

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

To apply for any role please fill in the Volunteer Expression of Interest Form below. We will then be in touch about arranging a meeting to discuss volunteering options with you.  


For all volunteer queries, please call or email Shancy Collett-Nanton on 

020 7732 0007 | shancy.collett.nanton@pecan.org.uk

Current Volunteers Vacancies

Peckham Pantry Ambassadors

4 hours per week minimum | Based in Peckham

The Peckham Pantry is a joint initiative between St. Luke’s Church, Pecan and Your Local Pantry. This membership scheme aims to reduce shopping bills, provide relevant advice and support, promote healthy eating, a place to use your Healthy start vouchers and create opportunities for members to be more active in their community.

We are looking for Ambassodors for the current session on Wednesdays at St Luke's Church, Chandler Way, as well Ambassadors for the new site which will be opening shortly, 6 days a week in Peckham Park Road.

Immediate start

There are currently two shifts per week available:


  • Tuesdays: 10am – 1pm (Pantry set up for Wednesday session)

  • Wednesdays: 9.30am – 3pm


Location: St Luke’s Church, Chandler Way, London SE15 6DT


September 2020

From the start of August we will be full time at Peckham Park Road and these shifts will be:

  • Mon – Sat: 9am - 4pm (New site from September 2020)


Location: Peckham Park Road

Please read this role description for more details.


The main responsibilities for Ambassadors are:

  1. To assist with receiving deliveries and stock 

  2. Meet and greet customers visiting the pantry 

  3. Take payments and check members in and out on Your Local Pantry portal 

  4. Ability to ensure membership fees recorded tally with the cash system used at the Pantry 

  5. Use of IT equipment to enter member’s visit and new registration  

  6. Assist customers with their shopping 

  7. Ensure the Pantry is kept well stocked and well presented 

  8. Assist with correctly and safely storing goods 

  9. Ensure that the goods are in date and in good condition 

  10. Decide which categories products should go in

  11. Operate a First in First Out stock system 

  12. Keep the storeroom and all the equipment clean and tidy 

  13. Complete food safety and procedural paperwork 

  14. Assist with basic cleaning duties 

  15. Help promote the Pantry 

If you are interested in this role, please complete the Volunteer Expression of Interest form below and we will be in touch!

Peckham Pantry
Volunteer Expression of Interest Form

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If you can't commit to regular volunteering hours, we'll let you know when we have one-off events that need that extra pair of hands!