Vacancies for volunteers now available at Made in Hackney Local Food Kitchen!

Project Category: Registered charityProject Tags: Children & young people, Education, Gardens, Mental Health, Older People and Sharing Economy

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    Role Description – Class Host (volunteer) at Made in Hackney Local Food Kitchen    (

    Typical Responsibilities

    To assist the cookery teacher with:

    Preparing the kitchen before participants arrive for a class (eg. ingredients and equipment);

    Meeting and greeting the participants as they arrive;

    During the class, ensuring participants understand instructions and feel fully engaged;

    Contributing your knowledge of plant based, local, organic, seasonal food;

    Collecting verbal and written feedback from participants after the class;

    Documenting the classes by taking photos;

    Cleaning up in the kitchen afterwards.

    Time requirement

    Two community cookery courses – day time during a week day, for once a week for 6 weeks, spending 4 hours per session – the benefits being the participants get to know the same volunteer over a longer period of time;

    Duration of volunteering: 6-12 months.

    Person Specification

    A passion for healthy cooking;

    Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills;

    Confidence to work with diverse and vulnerable groups of people;

    Enthusiasm, energy and a positive attitude;

    Ability to take initiative;

    Excellent organisation skills;



    Attending cookery classes for free;

    Receiving training and induction to the kitchen;

    £10 expenses provided for each class (£5 travel, £5 lunch);

    Free training in food hygiene, first aid, child protection, safeguarding vulnerable adults and social media etc

    Learn about local food growing;

    Opportunity to play an important role in developing a local food culture.

    To Apply

    Please fill in our application form outlining your experience and explaining why you feel you’re suitable for the role.  Here:

    Please mark your e mail subject heading: FAO: Nynke Brett-Application: Volunteer Host Programme and send it to: Tel: 0208 44 24266

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