Kitchen Support Volunteer – Resource Centre

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Website PassageCharity The Passage

Our vision is of a society where homelessness no longer exists and everyone has a place to call home

You don’t need to be a MasterChef to volunteer in our kitchen – anyone aged 18 or over is welcome provided you can move around the kitchen. You will volunteer as part of a team of four volunteers, supervised by one of our Chefs. Duties include serving hot food, serving tea/coffee, making up cutlery wraps, filling condiment caddies, washing up and clearing down at the end of service.

We are committed to creating a safe, non-judgmental space for everyone here at The Passage, regardless of who they are and there is an expectation that volunteers understand this and behave accordingly towards people using our services, other volunteers, visitors and members of staff.

Commitment: We are seeking individuals who can volunteer once a week or fortnight. There are two shift times (Monday to Friday, 9:00-12:00 and 12:30-15:30).

Main Duties

  • Serving hot and cold food from service counter to clients
  • Preparing tea and coffee
  • Pot washing service chaffing trays by hand (they don’t fit in the dishwasher)
  • Loading dishwasher trays with plates, cutlery etc and operating the dishwasher
  • Cleaning and sanitizing tables in the dining room and work surfaces in the kitchen
  • Putting clean dishes/pots/cutlery away
  • Contributing to an effective working environment in the kitchen
  • Engaging with clients and contributing to a welcoming environment

Desired qualities

  • Aged 18 or over – essential
  • Lift and carry large service dishes
  • Lift dishwasher trays in and out of the machine
  • Ability to work as part of a team and work independently as required, assisting staff and other volunteers as required
  • Commitment and understanding of the importance of providing a reliable service and following our absence reporting procedure
  • Ability to work within required Health and Safety and Food Hygiene procedures
  • Wear personal protective equipment
  • Must be willing to undertake a Basic Food Hygiene course
  • Adaptable, ability to do what needs need doing and switch between duties
  • A positive and cheery approach to customer service and able demonstrate an inclusive and non-judgemental attitude towards clients, volunteers and staff

Tagged as: Cooking / Kitchen Skills, Hospitality / Catering

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