Community cafe volunteer cook

Community Café Volunteer Cook

Volunteering opportunities for this project are available during:

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Description of the role

The Cafe at Northmoor Community Associations runs every Wednesday from 12pm to 2pm. It is volunteer led and each week we have 2 different cooks who are responsible for cooking tasty and nutritious food for up to 20 people. It is a great chance for volunteers to gain valuable work experience, get creative in the and give back to the community.


The café is a not for profit project and as it is only £1 a meal the café provides a great service for people living in the area. As a volunteer cook in the Cafe you will be expected to complete a level 1 hygiene course which we will provide free of charge at the centre.


Main Tasks

  • Deciding on a recipe each week and compiling a shopping list ensuring sufficient ingredients are bought to serve over 30 people. The ingredients will be bought by the community centre.
  • To volunteer from 10am to 2pm and be responsible for cooking either a meat or vegetarian option for up to 30 people.
  • Stock taking/ helping in cashing up.
  • General duties such as helping set up tables/ washing up/ filling in cleaning rota etc.
  • To contribute to the recipe book by adding new recipes on a weekly basis.


Volunteers will need:

  • A hands on approach and an ability to cope well under pressure
  • To be able to work as a team and good communication skills
  • To be able to work within a diverse team of volunteers.
  • A positive and can do attitude.
  • To be self-motivated and show initiative.


What will you gain?

  • Experience working within a diverse community.
  • Opportunities for training and development such as food hygiene level 1+2 and nutrition.
  • Improved job prospects and employability prospects.
  • A rewarding sense of achievement in helping sustain the Café at Northmoor and provide affordable and healthy food for the community.
  • A reference satisfactory to 2 months volunteering at Northmoor.


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