Cooking Volunteer

  • VO91535


Fresh Start's mission is to help people make a home for themselves. This includes independent living skills such as learning to cook healthy food on a budget and broadening knowledge of ingredients and how to use them.

Organisation aims and objectives

Fresh start runs a service for people who have experienced homelessness and have recently been offered a tenancy of their own. With the assistance of volunteers, Fresh Start offers both practical and emotional support through a variety of integrated services that are intended to help people manage the transition to independent living and to prevent the cyclical nature of homelessness.










4 hours a week for a minimum of 3 months.


Experience required: Essential: Reliable, punctual & committed. Good listening & communication skills, inclusive and non-judgemental. Enthusiastic and willing to engage and participate with clients from complex backgrounds. Desirable: Confident with cooking and following a recipe. An understanding of our charity & service users.
Travel details: Fresh Start Kitchen is based at 28-30 Ferry Road Drive EH4 4BR. There are two bus stops approximately 5 minutes walk from the kitchen. The buses stopping at Crewe Road North are 19, X29, X37, 38, 47 and 113. The buses stopping on Ferry Road are 21, 27, 29 and 37.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Bus tickets are provided or if the volunteer uses their car for any reason related to the role, mileage expenses can be claimed on a monthly basis with production of receipts
Training details: All volunteers will receive an induction and training before a shadow shift takes place.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet