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FoodCycle Norwich

FoodCycle Norwich

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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 ...

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Hosting Volunteer

Hosting 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
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Poverty reductionCommunity & familyWellbeing
Zero hungerGood health and well-being
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FoodCycle Norwich
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Summary

As a Hosting Volunteer you’ll be working with the rest of the hosting team to create a warm, welcoming environment for our guests by serving a free meal

Detailed description

As a Hosting Volunteer you’ll be working with the rest of the hosting team to create a warm, welcoming environment for our guests. By serving our guests a free, delicious meal and sharing in conversation, you'll be helping to reduce hunger and loneliness in your community. You’ll be supported by a FoodCycle Project Leader, who will help you to develop your hosting skills. You don’t need to have any previous experience – you just need to get stuck in!


About FoodCycle

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 prep the venue, serve a delicious meal, and clear up afterwards.

✓ Relationship building: you'll build lasting relationships with guests, ensuring they come back each week.

✓ Hosting: you’ll support front of house duties, serving food and demonstrating good customer service skills.

✓ 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 hosting slot is 4 hours.

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

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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.