Community volunteering opportunities in Northstowe!

Published: 19 August 2021

Could you help us? We have three volunteering opportunities supporting community development in Northstowe: at the Wing on Wednesday mornings there is a volunteer-run café, and in the afternoons our Foodbank (part of the Cambridge City Trussell Trust foodbank) serves those in our community who need support the most. Northstowe Running Festival is also on the lookout for volunteers for its first event in September!

Café volunteers serve teas, coffees and a simple selection of cold drinks and snacks, handle cash and card payments, and clear and clean the used crockery (appropriate PPE will be provided).

Foodbank volunteers welcome visitors to the centre, help them with their food and, subject to lockdown restrictions, spend time chatting with them. Foodbank visitors are referred by support agencies, such as Citizens Advice, SCDC, Pathfinder Church and the local schools.

Volunteers are needed for a minimum of 3.5 hours, either 9.30am-1pm for the café or 1.30-3.30 for the Foodbank. If you would like to stay all day, you would be most welcome! No experience is necessary, and all training will be provided.

To volunteer with the Café, please sign up for sessions at or email with any questions!

To find out more about volunteering with the Foodbank, please contact

Northstowe Running Festival volunteers are needed to help with the venue set up, course marshalling, water station, finish line and refreshment station, registration desk and bag drop. The event is on the 5th of September and starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm. On the day volunteers are needed from 6am until approx 6pm. Volunteering for part of the day only is possible. No experience is necessary, and all training will be provided. Refreshments for volunteers will be provided.

To volunteer with the Northstowe Running Festival, please sign up at

For any questions please contact the organiser at