Role Description: Mealtime & Kitchen Volunteer
Responsible to: Operations Manager & Volunteer Coordinator
Times: 11am – 2pm
Mealtime volunteers are a key link between the catering team and the In-Patient Unit (IPU). They are responsible for taking meal orders from clients staying in the IPU, taking the meals from the kitchen to the IPU and making sure that the IPU kitchenette is kept clean, tidy and stocked.
- Checking stock and preparing food orders.
- Taking mealtime orders from clients.
- Laying the tables in the dining rooms.
- Refill the fridge and cupboards in the IPU.
- Taking the food trolley with prepared food orders from the Kitchen to IPU and returning it to the kitchen.
- Filling and emptying the dishwasher.
- Making sure that everything is tidied and put away before you leave.
- Assisting kitchen staff with deliveries and stock rotation.
- Assist kitchen staff during busy periods with clearing plates in the dining room.
- Helping during periods of short staffing with general kitchen tasks.
- Maintaining confidentiality at all times.
- Working with others
- Excellent communication skills.
- Ability to work with people from all different backgrounds.
- Able to work on own or as part of a team.
- Non judgemental
- Honest and friendly to visitors, staff and service users
Open to Learning
- Willingness to complete Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering certificate.
- Committed to ongoing personal development
- Able to ask for support and help when needed
- To be reliable and able to commit to a regular shift over a sustained period of time
- Willingness to assist other departments
- Willingness to cover additional volunteer shifts when required
Able to problem solve
- Ability to direct queries to the correct person or area
Benefits of the role:
- Gain experience and knowledge of the voluntary sector
- Develop knowledge of HIV and HIV related issues
- Build confidence and gain skills and experience that could be useful in the workplace – or with getting employment/changing career direction.
- Access ongoing training
This role requires volunteers to have a level 2 certificate in Food Safety and Hygiene for catering.
If you are successful in your application to become a mealtime volunteer and you do not hold a current certificate dated within the last 3 years, The Sussex Beacon will arrange for you to get this qualification on the basis that you agree to a minimum of 6 months regular volunteering with us.
If your volunteering finishes before the end of 6 months, all or part of the qualification fee may be payable.
Shift duration: 3hr