Foodservice / Befriending

  • VO88605

  • Opportunity start date: 12th October 2021
  • Opportunity end date: 12th April 2022


Wishaw YMCA is looking for volunteers to assist with our food Service and befriending activities. This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved and assist a key area of our organisation which we believe will make a real difference to lives within our local community.
This role is assisting at local community events where food service is an element of the programme delivery. As a foodservice assistant will develop valuable knowledge and skills for your CV and acquire experience and understanding of how a local charity operates whilst gaining a real sense of achievement in the process. Volunteers would be expected to commit to a minimum of 3-4 hours per fortnight for at least 12 months. Previous foodservice experience is desirable though not essential however it is very important in this role that you enjoy meeting new people and enjoy having a “natter”… If you are friendly and approachable and consider yourself a good listener then this is a great opportunity to get out of the house and meet new people while really making a difference. We will offer full training to support you in the role.

Wishaw YMCA has embarked on ambitious journey called Project Revive. The goals of the project are to reopen our original premises which is a beautiful historic building at 145 Main St Wishaw which is currently closed to the public. We are working towards funding to transform that facility into a flexible community space that would cater for community groups. Our vision is to restore the building to be operated as a community social enterprise that utilises the space as a wedding venue, concert hall, cinema and conference facility which will support reinvestment in the community as Non-Profit to provide program delivery that are core to YMCA principles. This is a long term capital project where we have already taken important steps towards our goal. Our new project office will enable us to be accessible to the local community and act as a base to support community engagement and to conduct public consultation in relation to the regeneration of our original premises.

Organisation aims and objectives

The YMCA is the leading charity committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose and each other. Working locally, we focus on empowering people, improving health and well-being and inspiring action in and across communities.











Travel details: Wishaw YMCA offices are located at 210 Main St Wishaw, ML2 7LU


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Agreed in advance
Training details: We will provide an Organisation induction and you will attend the befriending training course as well as basic food hygiene and health and safety training.

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