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

Mid-Lin Day Care provides day care facilities for older people in Dundee. Our facility operates on the principle of alleviating social isolation and providing support which helps older people to remain living independently for longer. Our service users have transport to and from the centre provided, along with nutritious three course lunches. Person centred activities and live entertainment bring enjoyment and stimulation to our service users as part of our activities programme. Mid-Lin now operates with 9 staff and 40 volunteers caring for a wide range of needs through physical and mental debility including late stage dementia.










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

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