Volunteer Cook

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Meal Makers is a local neighbourhood food-sharing project that connects people with a love for cooking who are happy to share an extra portion of home cooked food with an older neighbour (or “diner”) who might be unable or lack the motivation to prepare a meal for themselves. Meals can be shared once a week, once a fortnight or every now and then, at times to suit. It is designed to be a flexible volunteering opportunity based on an everyday activity.

Organisation aims and objectives

Our aim is to support older people to live independently at home by helping to reduce food poverty and malnutrition, improve diets and combat social isolation by breaking down the barriers that lead to loneliness.










Commitment is flexible but at least 1 hour per month.


Experience required: It is essential that the volunteer has some people skills and is able to communicate with others. A reasonable level of cooking is also desirable (please note, you do not need any cooking qualifications, just a keen interest in wholesome food).
Travel details: Meals are prepared at the volunteers home and transported to the older person's home (usually on foot). We aim to match our volunteer cooks with a diner within walking distance. This opportunity is Edinburgh-wide.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses details: No expenses paid.
Training details: Volunteering with Meal Makers is an informal role. We will expect all volunteers to apply to become a member of the PVG scheme (at no cost to the volunteer) and take our short hygiene quizz. We have an in-depth informal chat to get to know our volunteers a little bit better and there will be ongoing support available throughout the time of volunteering,
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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