Kitchen Volunteer

·         Assisting in the preparation and cooking of a variety of food types and drinks i.e sandwiches, hot and cold meals, beverages, and buffets for special events/meetings)

·         Washing-up of  food trays, plates, crockery, etc.

·         Loading/unloading of dishwashers, general cleaning and keeping kitchen and dining areas clean and tidy at all times.

·         Helping serve and assist patients/patient relatives/customers, etc. with catering requirements.

Any other reasonable duties that may be designated by the Volunteer Coordinator 


·         Be good at following instructions and pro-active in asking if your ‘not sure’ of something rather than just going ahead

·         Be able to work efficiently and time manage effectively, while keeping calm under pressure carrying out tasks.

·         Be flexible, friendly, willing to be part of a team and have an interest and enthusiasm for working in a kitchen environment.

·         A ‘can co’ attitude and willing to ‘get stuck into’ any task

·         Be able to stand for a period of two/four hours

·         Understand and maintain confidentiality

·         Have a basic understanding of food preparation and knife skills and be confident in the safe use, handling and storage of sharp objects

·         Willingness to learn new skills

·         Be able to communicate and listen effectively to ensure the safe and effective running of the catering service.

·         Apply and maintain high standards of personal hygiene


  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 14/10/2021

End Date: 14/10/2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

We are looking for a time commitment of four hours a week on a set day of the week


This opportunity is available in: Southend

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