Cooking Volunteer

Cooking Volunteer

Organisation role · Flexible hours · Starting from 5 Aug 2022
The Friends Meeting House, Norwich Quaker Meeting House, Upper Goat Ln, Norwich NR2 1EW, UK
Cooking & eatingFood banksBefriending
Poverty reductionCommunity & familyWellbeing
Zero hungerGood health and well-being
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FoodCycle Norwich
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Summary

As a Cooking Volunteer you’ll join the kitchen team to help produce a three-course vegetarian meal using surplus food.

Detailed description

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!


Week in, week out we nourish the hungry and lonely in our communities with delicious meals and great conversation, using food which would otherwise go to waste.


FoodCycle aims to:

• Connect communities

• Support mental health and wellbeing

• Nourish the hungry

• Promote sustainability

• Inspire change


A FoodCycle Project is where the magic happens. Each Project is run on the ground by a team of lead volunteers called Project Leaders, who ensure the smooth running of their FoodCycle Project.


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.


Time commitment

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.

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

Getting there

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About FoodCycle Norwich

We are FoodCycle, and our vision is to make food poverty, loneliness and food waste a thing of the past for every community. With community dining, week in, week out we feed the hungry and give company to the lonely in our communities; providing delicious meals and great conversation, and using food which would otherwise go to waste.