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Food & Fun Volunteers

  • VO78338


Description

Food and Fun was introduced by the Council as a pilot to deliver free meals and activities to children in key areas of Aberdeen during school holiday periods and has been rolled out on a permanent basis. Over Christmas, as an extension of the project, special events were hosted for young people to enjoy the festivities – from ice skating and crafts to a disco and visit to Santa.

For everyone involved in Food and Fun there’s a busy period ahead. The main aim is to ensure children continue to be fed, recognising the importance of school meals during term time for a large number of families, and also to provide the opportunity to take part in physical activity in a nurturing environment.

The initiative has been recognised with awards – but the reward and motivation for the many people who have put their heart and soul into developing the programme is in the positive impact there is on children, families and communities.

When we talk about our purpose – about caring for our city and our people – we think Food and Fun is a shining example that we can all be incredibly proud of.

Many participants obtain great life skills which has assisted them in securing other opportunities as well as the personal development and satisfaction that this also brings.

All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. To volunteer / for more information please contact Martin Smith, Locality Inclusion Manager at E Mail: martinsmith@aberdeencity.gov.uk or Tel.: 01224 788538.

Organisation aims and objectives

Food and Fun was introduced by the Council as a pilot to deliver free meals and activities to children in key areas of Aberdeen during school holiday periods and has been rolled out on a permanent basis. When we talk about our purpose – about caring for our city and our people – we think Food and Fun is a shining example that we can all be incredibly proud of.

Restrictions

Experience required: Be a team player.
Travel details: Usually in each locality e.g.: the Summer programme was delivered from Kincorth (2 days), Tullos School, Riverbank School and Cummings Park Community Centre.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Any relevant out of pocket expenses e.g.: bus fares, mileage etc. reimbursed by bank transfer after submission of claim.
Training details: Excellent support and relevant guidance provided to all volunteers. Volunteers will team up with council and key partner staff at each establishment. Risk Assessment and associated Health & Safety guidance will be issued.
Support: Childcare,
Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 21 days ago