Social Bite Scran Volunteers

  • VO93560


Description

*Why we need you:
At Social Bite we believe that no one should be hungry, there is enough food and wealth in the city that means we can do something about this. Food is a great way of meeting peoples’ needs as well as offering community, a listening ear, and sign posting people to other services they may need.

*What will you be doing?
As part of a team of volunteers and a Social Bite shop staff member, you will be:
• Preparing hot food, drinks, and setting up the shop to offer this take away service.
• Being a friendly face and talking to people about how they are doing.
• 'Signposting' people to various services provided by our partner charities e.g. housing/benefits advice, courses, drug/alcohol support.
• Inviting them to Social Suppers.
• Cleaning up after the session has finished.
• We are looking for volunteers for every Monday 2.00pm-3.30pm.

*What skills and attributes do you need?
• Being friendly and personable to ensure all customers feel welcome in the shop.
• Enthusiasm and energy for serving customers.
• A tolerant and non-judgemental attitude.
• The ability to volunteer as part of a team with staff and other volunteers.
• Experience of a catering environment/with food would be great but is in no way essential.
• Experience of working with vulnerable people or those experiencing homelessness would be great but is not essential.

*What support will you be given?
• Induction session with a background to the organisation, role specific training, and information about local services to sign post people towards.
• Regular opportunities to feedback to Volunteer Coordinator.
• Volunteer Calendar of events and Volunteer Bi Monthly Newsletter.
• FLOW Online Food hygiene and healthy & safety training.
• Quarterly refresher training evenings.
• Debrief with on-call staff member when needed. Induction session with a background to the organisation, role specific training, and information about local services to sign post people towards.

*What benefits can you expect?
• To be part of a fun and friendly team.
• Satisfaction of seeing vulnerable people benefit from the food and support we provide.  
• The chance to develop skills and experience in a major charity/social enterprise, community work and catering.

A fantastic opportunity and all help makes a real difference for people we support and is greatly appreciated.

For more information please email: volunteering@social-bite.co.uk

Organisation aims and objectives

Support homeless people through provision of food and employment opportunities, and raise money for good causes through social enterprise. We are a ‘Social Business’. This means that 100% (every single penny) of our profits are given to good causes and 1 in 4 of our team are formerly homeless people. We also feed the local homeless community through our ‘Suspended Coffee and Food’ initiative.

Availability

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We are looking for volunteers on a Monday 2.00pm-3.30pm.

Restrictions

Travel details: Social Bite café on Union Street in Aberdeen *(close to Holburn Junction).
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Social Bite will reimburse all agreed and reasonable out of pocket expenses incurred while volunteering, including items such as travel, car parking. Volunteers should submit a volunteer expense form, receipts or proof of purchase should be provided.
Training details: Relevant training and excellent support is provided to all volunteers. Includes: • Induction session with a background to the organisation, role specific training, and information about local services to sign post people towards. • Regular opportunities to feedback to Volunteer Coordinator. • Volunteer Calendar of events and Volunteer Bi Monthly Newsletter. • FLOW Online Food hygiene and healthy & safety training. • Quarterly refresher training evenings. • Debrief with on-call staff member when needed. Induction session with a background to the organisation, role specific training, and information about local services to sign post people towards.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet