Meal Maker

  • VO57823
  • Home-based volunteering


Do you love cooking and meeting new people? We’re recruiting volunteer Cooks to do a weekly meal share with an elderly Diner in their community. This simple and effective service looks to tackle malnutrition, loneliness and isolation amongst elderly people (55+). If you want to be involved in a ‘feel good’ service that delivers real benefit to elderly people in Dundee then please do get in touch. You don’t have to be Gordon Ramsay in order to be able to deliver this service but you are required to have good cooking skills and a good grasp of food hygiene and the desire to support someone in your community. If you want to signup it couldn’t be easier jut create a profile at or contact us on 0800 783 7770.

Organisation aims and objectives

Meal Makers has been brought to Scotland by the award winning charity Food Train and is proudly sponsored by the Scottish Government and the Tank Foundation. It is a free, local neighbourhood food-sharing project that connects volunteers who have a passion for cooking and want to be active in their communities (Cooks), with older neighbours (Diners) who would appreciate a home cooked meal.










You are only required to share one meal once you have signed up, although we would love it if you shared more. The frequency of the meal share is to be decided between you and the Diner. It can be weekly, fortnightly, monthly etc..


Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) application is a criminal record check for people who work or volunteer on a regular basis with vulnerable groups.
Experience required: Good organisation and communication skills, reliable & trustworthy, approachable & friendly. Enjoys cooking.
Travel details: Food Train Meal Makers, Suite 11, Govanhill Work Space, 69 Dixon Road, Glasgow. G42 8AT
Minimum age: 18


Taster available: Yes
Taster details: We can organise for potential volunteers to shadow or have an informal chat with an existing cook.
Training details: Meal Makers are in regular contact either by phone or email with all our cooks from the initial registration, right through the process of matching them up with a Diner and again after the meal shares have commenced.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 10 days ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.