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SummaryAs a Cooking Volunteer you’ll join the kitchen team to help produce a three-course vegetarian meal using surplus food.
As a Cooking Volunteer you’ll join the kitchen team to help produce a three-course vegetarian meal using surplus food. You’ll contribute to recipe ideas, help with prepping the food, cooking the meal, and of course clearing up afterwards! You’ll be supported by a FoodCycle Project Leader, who will help you to develop your kitchen skills. You don’t need to have any previous experience – you just need to get stuck in!
Skills you'll learn
✓ Teamwork: you’ll work as part of a team to help produce a delicious meal for our guests.
✓ Cooking: you’ll learn how to cater for large numbers and how to make nutritionally balanced meals.
✓ Creativity: you won’t know what your ingredients are before the session so you’ll need to get creative to come up with recipe ideas and produce a great meal!
✓ Fundraising: you’ll 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, including mileage, covered in line with our volunteer policy. ✓ Free online training modules, including first aid awareness and food allergens.
✓ The opportunity to take on additional tasks/responsibilities.
✓ 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 within a community-led 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 mission of nourishing communities with food and conversation.
Give as much as you feel! It is easy to volunteer with FoodCycle and we don’t look for minimum commitments, but we love it if you keep coming back! An average cooking slot is 4 hours.
Register to volunteer via our website!
Then sign up to a slot online.
What we will provide to volunteers💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support
Getting thereWe're at the Redwell centre in Matson, which has a car park and disabled access.
About FoodCycle Gloucester
We connect communities, reducing loneliness and food poverty – working with thousands of volunteers and surplus food to help everyone who needs us. By creating welcoming spaces for people from all walks of life to meet, eat and have conversations, and by offering a weekly telephone Check-in and Chat, we are supporting people’s health and mental wellbeing.
By cooking with surplus ingredients, we promote healthy, sustainable attitudes towards food and its impact on the environment, and help people to learn more about healthy food.
We aim to inspire greater change by sharing the impact of our community dining spaces and the voices of our guests to encourage more people to join and support FoodCycle, so we can help more people and more communities.