Dignity in Practice: Toolkit for Volunteers

We developed this toolkit, working alongside staff and volunteers from Community Food Initiatives across Scotland, in order to help support organisations when involving volunteers in the delivery of community food projects. It includes practical tools and guidance for community food providers that will help them engage and support their volunteers to embed the Dignity Principles in their daily practice.

These tools are designed to compliment and build on existing Dignity in Practice resources and the support, development and training activities that are already used by volunteer involving organisations.

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Dignity in Practice: tools for community food providers

This practical resource has been developed by Nourish Scotland and the Poverty Truth Commission with and for community food providers, including those providing emergency food aid. It includes tools and exercises to help projects think about what dignity looks like in practice and how this can be achieved, and complements the ‘Dignity in Practice’ report.

We co-produced this resource as part of the Dignity Project to support staff, volunteers and those taking part in community food initiatives to:

  • consider how the design and delivery of their project makes people experiencing food insecurity feel;
  • reflect on what more could be done to promote and restore dignity in practice.
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Making a Living from Local Food: Resources

This resource page was part of our Making a Living from Local Food programme. It offers a range of resources for newly established small food businesses, including:

  • Organisations and networks in Scotland and beyond
  • Business models
  • Business planning and development
  • Accounting
  • Funding and support
  • Health and safety
  • Case studies of Making a Living from Local Food alumni

Making a Living from Local Food: Fruit & Veg Growing Resources

This resource page focused on growing crops was part of our Making a Living from Local Food programme for newly established small food businesses.

It offers a lot of useful material to help plan and improve your growing. The topics include:

  • General sources of information on growing
  • First steps
  • Propagation
  • Crop planning and management
  • Polytunnel /protected growing
  • Fruit