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Volunteer support to enable kitchen work experience

Description of what will be involved: 

This volunteer role will be based at the Elgin Centre in Deckham Gateshead.  The main aim of the Community Kitchen is to provide affordable food and educational food-based workshops to families in an area of Gateshead which is affected by poverty. The group also operate a hot food delivery service aimed at older people or vulnerable adults.

The group are looking for volunteers to work in a cafe/kitchen setting with young people with a range of difficulties/disabilities.  They are looking for a commitment of either a morning or afternoon to support learners in the kitchen environment to develop a range of transferable employability/customer service skills whilst running a social enterprise cafe.

Volunteers would be required to support learners to:

  • build positive relationships with one another
  • help learn to make the food that is needed (training and guidance will be given)
  • enable the individual to take payment for food
  • enable the individual to communicate with and serve customers
  • ensure that the environment is kept clean and tidy . 
Opportunity Location: 
Skills and qualifications needed: 
  • a supportive nature
  • patience
  • previous experience in a kitchen environment (desirable)
  •  previous experience of supporting people with disabilities (desirable) 
  •  good communication and listening skills  
  •  an approachable attitude 
  •  a friendly approach  
  • a reliable and trustworthy personality 
Areas of interest: 
Any target volunteers needed? : 
Does opportunity require DBS check?: 
Yes
Opportunity start date: 
16th August 2019
Opportunity end date: 
Sunday, 1 December, 2019
Contact details: 
volunteering@gateshead.gov.uk

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