Each of our seven Centres for the Community runs a kitchen which prepares freshly cooked lunches for our visitors as well as for our meals on wheels service.

What does this role involve?

Requirements may vary between centres but will generally include:

• helping to kitchen staff with preparing of lunches for centre visitors and our meals on wheels service

• helping to pack the meals on wheels into insulated boxes ready for collection by the drivers

• general cleaning of the kitchen

• supporting with receiving and storing deliveries for the kitchen

Who will I report to? At most of our locations there is a Centre Cook who will give you your duties in the kitchen each day and be there to supervise during your shift. Alternatively the Centre Manager is also available if you have any queries or concerns whilst volunteering with us.

Who would this role be suitable for?

This role would be ideal for someone who:

• enjoys cooking

• wants to support their local community

• enjoys working as part of a team

• wants to gain experience working in the food service/catering industry

What skills do I need?

A knowledge of basic food preparation is desirable for this role.

The kitchens are often busy so you might also need to be prepared to be on your feet for most of your shift!

As part of your induction you’ll cover basic food hygiene, and the kitchen staff will always be on hand to support you with whatever tasks you’re given.

  • Older People
  • Catering


When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details

Our volunteers generally work by rota, taking the same shift each week or every other week. Current vacancies: Thames Ditton - Tuesday, Friday 11:30am - 1:30pm to assist with preparing and serving lunches for the dementia services social group including kitchen clean-up


Mercer Close
Thames Ditton

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