Recipe for Life Volunteers

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Home-Start Aberdeen supports local families, who may be vulnerable or suffering from isolation, with emotional and practical support in their own homes.
Recipe for Life (practical cooking) is a project that Home-Start Aberdeen has developed in partnership with NHS Grampian in 2010. The success of the project has been such that NHS Grampian has continued to fund the project since its inception.
The purpose of the project is to provide support for local families by teaching them practical cooking skills, advising on food budgeting and shopping, providing oral health information and promotion of healthy lifestyles.
Our Recipe for Life volunteers receive full training and will be carefully matched to deliver Recipe for Life on the basis of family need. No formal cookery or nutritional qualifications are required – just a desire to help local families improve their overall wellbeing.
By volunteering with Home-Start Aberdeen, you will be contributing to the work of one of the largest Home-Start schemes in Scotland. There is therefore an opportunity to develop new friendships, learn new skills and really make a contribution to the lives of local families.
For more details please contact: telephone 01224 693545 or email . Further information is also available on our website at

Organisation aims and objectives

We are one of Scotland’s largest Home-Start schemes, providing up to 180 families and 270 children with 27,500 hours of emotional and practical support in their own homes each year. Home-Start Aberdeen works with families to help them: •gain access to relevant health and welfare services •manage family budgets and nutrition •engage with their communities •enjoy family life again.


Experience required: Someone keen to pass on their keen interest in cooking to a young parent who isn’t sure where to start.
Travel details: Volunteering Opportunities take place throughout Aberdeen City. Home-Starts main office is in centre of Aberdeen (Alford Place, Holburn Junction).
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Any relevant travel costs eg. bus fares, mileage and parking costs are offered to volunteers.
Training details: Full training and support is available. Includes induction course and NHS Grampian – Confidence 2 Cook and Food Hygiene certified courses.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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