How To Help
We rely heavily on our local community to deliver these services. Whether that be making a financial donation, donating food items for the foodbank, purchasing goods for Helper Packs, donating time volunteering or through fundraising activities.
We get support from individuals; school staff and pupils; Forth Valley College staff and students; Stirling University staff and students; churches; community groups such as the Boys Brigade, Scouts, Girl Guides, WRI; local businesses and third and public sector organisations.
Here are a few of the ways that you can get involved and help local people in hardship.
We’re in regular need for items for our Helper Packs. We need items such as:
- Pots, pans and cooking utensils
- Towels (new preferably)
- Cleaning products such as washing up liquid, cleaning spray, toilet cleaner, cloths
- Basic kitchen cupboard items such as tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper
- Toiletries, baby food and nappies
We’d also love to receive items we could use in raffles or auctions to support our fundraising efforts.
The easiest way to donate money to us is through our online Donations page.
Do you do shopping online? You can support us through Easyfundraising. Once you register pick Start Up Stirling as your charity. Each time you are shopping online with a retailer that supports Easyfundraising, click activate and the retailer will donate a percentage of the sale directly to us.
Amazon Smile allows you to raise money for Start Up Stirling as you buy and is now also available on their mobile app.
If you’re taking part in an event or putting yourself up to a challenge you could also fundraise for Start Up Stirling. Check if your employer provides match funding to double the value of your donation!
Our team of over 100 volunteers are critical to every aspect of our work, whether that be having a cuppa with someone at the foodbank, sorting donations, packing crates of food in our warehouse or driving our van to deliver food parcels in rural Stirling.
The following link to our Volunteer Information pack provides details on all the volunteering roles in the charity.
Please click Volunteer Information Pack 2022 for the details you'll need to join our volunteer team.
Current Roles Available
We currently have sufficient warehouse volunteers undertaking the dating, sorting and packing of the food donations. We do have vacancies in the following roles:
- Volunteers who want to work at our food banks interacting with and supporting our clients to find the help they require (please note some previous experience in dealing with people leading challenging lives is preferred but not essential)
- Volunteers who are able to work in the Starter pack team on a Tuesday morning in the warehouse
- Volunteers to take part in our Community Fundraising efforts
If you are interested in these roles, please email email@example.com to request a volunteer application form.
Once we receive your application, we will be in touch to begin your journey as a Start Up Stirling volunteer.
All training relevant to the role will be provided and may include, for example, Food Hygiene, Boundaries and Confidentiality, Moving and Handling, and Active Listening.
There are lots of fun and easy ways to get involved and raise funds, whether you would like to do this at home, at work, at school or at church.
From taking part in a sponsored activity, holding a bake sale, or by nominating us for your work charity of the year partnership, there is a way for everyone to get involved.
We love reading about how creative our fundraisers are and especially how our young fundraisers come up with great initiatives. Please share your stories with us!
Your Fundraising Story?
If you would like to arrange an event or like a fundraising pack please contact us on 01786 561027 or send us an email. We would love to hear from you!