What’s a community kitchen?

A community kitchen is a place where people can come to cook, eat and socialise together. While they are there, people can learn and share tips to reduce food waste and save money. The best bit is, all the food and cooking facilities are free – as long as they are being used to cook and / or help people to cook without waste.

A community kitchen volunteer is someone who helps to organise and run the community kitchen and the activities that take place there.

As a community kitchen volunteer you’ll be:

• Cooking and eating with your fellow volunteers, and any friends, family and members of your local community who come along.
• Organising and running a community kitchen. Your activities might include; helping to source and collect food for use in the kitchens, welcoming new people to the kitchen, teaching someone how to cook without waste or with less waste, helping to prepare and serve food for groups, demonstrating how to store and freeze foods properly, helping people to portion properly.
• Helping with washing up (sorry, it’s unavoidable).

Organisation aims and objectives

The KLSB Community Group was formed in 2018 after it was identified that there was a need for a local group in the area to help tackle issues including food insecurities, social welfare, support and general community wellbeing. We started as a small litter picking group where we gained support from local residents, groups and businesses. Since those early days we have now become a registered Scottish charity who operate a food pantry, a support hub and we are also in the process of bringing a large community garden to the area. We continue to work in the community by bringing colour to our public gardens as well as our micro gardens which can be found throughout our area.










Timings to be discussed with organisation. You’ll be able to commit to meet a group of fellow volunteers once a week in Stenhousemuir.


Experience required: No previous experience necessary, but you must: • Be able to work as a team. • Have interest in cooking, saving money, reducing food waste and helping others. • Have interest in learning how wasting food impacts our environment. • Be reliable, courteous and respectful to others. • Be willing to complete a food hygiene qualification and adhere to food preparation standards when preparing, cooking and serving food in the community kitchen. • Be friendly, approachable, and like having fun!
Travel details: Volunteers are needed to help run a new community kitchen in Stenhousemuir.
Minimum age: 18


Training details: • You’ll be given opportunity to complete a Level 2 Food Hygiene qualification. • You’ll be given opportunity to improve your basic kitchen skills. • You’ll be given opportunity to develop, practice and/or improve your organisational skills.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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