About the role:
FoodCycle volunteers are welcoming and committed people who want to create delicious meals and lasting relationships within their community.
As a Hosting Volunteer, you’ll support the team in creating a warm, welcoming environment for our guests. You’ll serve food, share a meal with our guest, encourage conversation and clean up after the meal.
You’ll be supported by a FoodCycle qualified Project Leader, who will help you develop your hosting skills.
FoodCycle combines surplus food, volunteers and free kitchen space to create nutritious, three-course meals for the community. We have 4 main aims:
• To strengthen communities
• To encourage friendships
• To improve nutrition and reduce hunger
• To change attitudes towards food and to reduce food waste.
A FoodCycle project is where the magic happens. Each project is run on the ground by a team of 8 or more lead volunteers called Project Leaders, with each leader taking on a specific role to ensure the smooth running of their FoodCycle Project.
As a FoodCycle volunteer you will be coming in to support the project and ensure we can
continue to make an impact
Skills you'll learn:
- Teamwork: you’ll work as part of a team to prepare a delicious meal and serve it to our guests.
- Relationship building: you'll be building lasting relationships with your guests and volunteers, ensuring they come back each week.
- Hosting skills: you’ll support front of house duties, serving food and demonstrating good customer service skills.
- Fundraising: you have the opportunity to participate in fundraising activities, like pop ups and sponsored challenges, to help raise vital funds to support your project.
What to expect from FoodCycle
- Ongoing support and advice from a FoodCycle Project Leader during every session.
- Expenses covered in line with our volunteer policy.
- Impressive skills to add to your CV and a reference if/when you need it.
- The opportunity to meet a large network of like-minded people.
- A fun, creative volunteer experience contributing to a community lead project.
What’s expected from me:
- Have bags of enthusiasm
- Follow all FoodCycle policies and procedures – including the volunteer agreement
- Follow all training you receive when registering with us
- Support FoodCycle to fulfil its aim of nourishing communities using surplus food!
Give as much as you feel! It is easy to volunteer with FoodCycle and we don’t look for minimum commitments, but
love it if you keep coming back! An average cooking volunteer slot is 4 hours.
- Data Protection policy
- DBS check required
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Please enquire to discuss shifts.
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