Kitchen Assistant

  • VO42382


Volunteers will be given the opportunity to assist the cook with general kitchen duties, some food preparation, the serving of meals and basic kitchen hygiene. All volunteers will receive training and are required to complete a course at Elementary Food Hygiene Level 1. On arrival at the kitchen, based at Mid-Lin Day Centre, the volunteer will be asked to help prepare the lunch time meal. This will involve basic food preparation e.g peeling potatoes, chopping onions etc. Depending on each volunteer's skills they may be asked to make soup or assist with a sweet course. The volunteer will assist the cook with kitchen hygiene duties. They may be asked to assist with the preparation of foods for the afternoon snack or next day’s menu. This may include home baking etc. No volunteer will be asked to make anything out of his/her comfort zone. Each volunteer will be encouraged to develop his/her skills within the kitchen environment. As confidence grows the volunteer may offer to assist the cook with more tasks but we would like to stress that there is no pressure to take on more responsibility than they feel comfortable with. Volunteers will be encouraged to obtain a Moving & Handling and a First Aid qualification. Volunteers should read notice boards for updates regarding training or fundraising activities.

Organisation aims and objectives

Our main aim is to assist in alleviating social isolation and loneliness and offer a supportive environment and work to offer a wide range of social activities and events - all designed to encourage adults and older people to lead happy, independent lives. This can impact on people’s lives by improving confidence, by encouraging interaction and contributing to the making and sustaining of friendships. A nutritious three course meal which is cooked on the premises also assists in meeting the dietary needs of service users who attend. The Day Service also supports carers to enable them to take a break from the caring role in knowing that there loved one is being supported.










1 x 4 hours weekly.

Frequency and commitment details

1 x 4 hours weekly.


Experience required: A happy disposition and a willingness to learn new skills. Reliability.
Travel details: Mid-Lin Day Centre. 59 Pitkerro Drive Dundee, DD4 8AT. Bus number 15, 17, 32, 33 or 36 from Dundee City Centre.
Minimum age: 17


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Public transport costs within Dundee area only. Reimbursed daily.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: All volunteers will be encouraged to apply for ILA in order that Elementary Food Hygiene, First Aid and Moving and Handling courses can be applied for. Ongoing training and support provided.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet