Kitchen Volunteer

  • VO86251


Main duties:
• Planning and preparing meals for 30 people (plus) including doing any shopping for ingredients.
• Assist in the preparation of vegetables, meat, salads, pasta, puddings etc
• Responsible to help keep the kitchen area clean & organised.
• Responsible to ensure food waste & other waste items are disposed of in the correct recycling bins.
• Responsible for assisting with washing dishes and lifting to storage areas as required.
• Notify staff of items that need to be replenished and restocked.
• Assist with stock rotation
• Taking & recording appropriate food temperatures in the food hygiene book.
• Responsible for serving guests in a pleasant, efficient, courteous, and professional manner.
• Light lifting/uploading/moving of food supplies.
• Use basic kitchen equipment safely & operate basic electrical & mechanical equipment including dishwasher.
• Responsible for other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Organisation aims and objectives

RCT’s initial aim was to support people affected by homelessness through providing Care & Share - a drop-in facility (with a meal) where health support could be provided and clients could be sign-posted to other relevant services. It has evolved over the past 12 years into an organisation providing a range of services to people in recovery from alcohol & drug issues and people affected by homelessness. The core event each week is the drop-in facility where an average of 60 people per week can access 10 different social care, health care and financial services on a one-stop-shop basis.











Experience required: • REHIS Food Certificate would be beneficial. • Knowledge of food hygiene regulation. • An ability to work within required Health and Safety guidelines • Ability to work as part of a team and work independently as required, assisting staff and other volunteers as required. • Awareness of infection control/hand hygiene. • An understanding of the need to keep the food environment scrupulously clean • Formal Induction Programme. • Access to basic Food hygiene training
Travel details: Travel expenses paid
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses will be paid
Taster available: Yes
Training details: • Formal Induction Training • Manual Handling Training • Access to basic Food hygiene training. • Access to various external courses & in-house training relevant to addiction services, mental health, health & safety, emergency first aid courses etc with be made available to volunteers on a regular basis. Supervision included (peer support) – supported well-being etc

Last updated 4 months ago