Use your meal planning skills to make a difference to older people

Catering volunteer needed for Reading Borough Council (RBC) in RG2

The South Reading Over 50s social club meets every Wednesday at the Whitley Wood Community Centre. We are looking for a volunteer who enjoys cooking and planning meals to help in the kitchen and/or with the weekly shopping.

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The club provides lunch for approximately 35 people every week so we like to keep things simple- there are no 3 course dinners! We offer cold buffets or order hot food from a local charity group. All the volunteers are happy to muck in and help with the washing-up and serving so you won’t be on your own.

Ideally, we would love to hear from anyone who would also be happy to complete a one day food safety training course, which we will fund.

If you’d like to be part of a friendly and lively volunteer team, making a big difference to lives of older people in Whitley, then please get in touch for a chat- perhaps this is just the role for you.

What to know more about this kind of volunteering? Read Ruth’s Volunteering Story

Volunteer Stories - Snap shot Ruth

Contact person firstname
Sarah
Lastname
Hunneman
Contact person's position
Neighbourhood Facilitator for Older People's Services
Mobile?
07580870945
Contact instructions?
Monday-Friday
Location address line 1
Whitley Wood Community Centre
Line 2
Swallowfield Drive
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Postcode
RG2 8UH

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Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Wed AMWed PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Wednesdays 10am-2:30pm
Task type?
Catering
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleSelf organised/motivatedGood sense of humourSociable
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Food Safety
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
From Reading Borough Council and team of volunteers
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Expenses given for any driving to pick up shopping/food
Will I need my own transportation?
Yes
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
25
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
1
Opportunity added on
4 November 2016