Category: Catering

Aspire and reach

Parents and Child volunteers

Opportunity: Parent and Child volunteers to join our project.
Are you a parent interested in making a positive impact on the lives of homeless individuals and families?
Do you have a child who is eager to learn about healthy cooking and those in need?
We are looking for parent and child volunteers to join our homeless project!
Our project aims to provide nutritious and delicious meals to homeless individuals and families in our community.
If you and your child are passionate about cooking, nutrition, and giving back to the community, we would love to have you on board. You will have the opportunity to:
• Prepare and cook healthy meals together with other volunteers.
• Learn about nutrition and how to create balanced, budget-friendly recipes.
• Engage with homeless individuals and families in a warm and supportive environment
• Be part of a community that valves compassion and empathy.
Requirements: No prior experience is necessary, and we welcome volunteers of all skill levels and both long- & short-term participation. Our cooking sessions are designed to be education, fun and meaning for both parents and children.
Location: The Old School, 73 Dudley Road, Wolverhampton, WV2 3BY
Hours: Every Wednesday from 18th June afternoon /evening
Expenses: TBC
DBS: TBC
Together , we can create a brighter future for those in need and foster a spirit of compassion and support in our community.

Our Small Wonders

General Volunteer

Opportunity : General Volunteer
Small Wonders is a stay and Play Group 0-4 age group where we have created a supportive community of parents and carers.
We need people to help in many areas:
• On the door: Welcoming people and monitoring the door.
• Desk: taking the register, entering details into laptop.
• Café: serving hot and cold drinks, fresh fruit and homemade cakes, loading dish washer, preparing fruit etc.
• Messy Room: running the messy room, resetting, cleaning up helping children.
• Singing Time: brief time when we do singing involves using a microphone, leading song time (we have the song words etc.)
• Chatting to parents
• Playing with children: helping parents/carers who have multiple children.
Requirements: Friendly and chatty approachable.
We invite you to come in and see what we do, we show you around and show you different roles that are available.
Location: Life spring Centre 34 Clifton Street, Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton ,WV3 0QT
Hours: Thursdays 12-3pm to set everything up.
Fridays 9:15-11:45 or 12:15-2:45pm
Friday all day 9:15-2:45
Pack away 2:30 -3:45 pm
Expenses: Yes, Travel expenses only eg day bus savers (not taxis)
DBS: Yes, apart from Café Volunteer. Our Small Wonders will cover cost
Small Wonders provides a clean, safe, caring enjoyable and challenging learning environment where child is encouraged to reach their potential.

Together In Penn Fields at Lea Road Community Church

Coffee stop , art workshop ,craft workshop volunteers

Opportunity: Coffee Stop
Supporting food preparation, serving, cleaning and tidying. Social interaction with community members, befriending and support services.
Art Workshop
Help run the art class by taking guidance off the art teacher and supporting members to engage in the different aspects of the lesson. Help in setting up, packing away and general cleaning duties. Big emphasis on befriending services.
Craft Workshop
Help run the art class by taking guidance off the craft leader and supporting members to engage in the different aspects of the group. Help in setting up, packing away and general cleaning duties. Big emphasis on befriending services.
Requirements: Friendly, approachable, happy to join in and enjoys meeting and talking with other adults and children. Reliable and trustworthy.
Location: Lea Road Community Church, Lea Road Wolverhampton WV3 0LW
Hours: Flexible/Open Ended. A weekly commitment preferred however can be less often depending on availability of the volunteer. This will be discussed.
Coffee Stop: Wednesday 12-2pm
Art Workshop: Friday 12-2pm
Craft Workshop: Friday 9:30-11:30
Expenses: Travel expenses can be made available
DBS: Yes Provided
We are a welcoming, inclusive and diverse building and respect all people entering building on what beliefs, race, values they hold.
We are requiring volunteers who are welcoming of all the above.

Together In Penn Fields at Lea Road Community Church

Women’s only group ,Parent& Toddler group, Food Project/Bank volunteer .

Opportunity: Women’s only Group
To support and get involved in a wide variety of activities including light exercise, crafts, befriending and guidance.
Have you got a specific craft skill you would like to run at the Women’s group, we would love to hear more! (All Ages, Women’s Only Group but nurturing male leaders are welcome)
Parents & Toddler Group
Support in engaging with babies and toddlers whilst the parents can relax with drinks and some snacks, giving them much needed to unwind ( Aged 0-4)
Food Project /Bank
Supporting the general running of the food bank with loading and unloading food trays, supporting members as they collect food, supporting the food bank café for members to access and befriending service, being a listening ear to peoples struggles and engaging in social interaction.
Requirements: Friendly, approachable, happy to join in and enjoys meeting and talking with other adults and children. Reliable and trustworthy.
Location: Lea Road Community Church, Lea Road, Wolverhampton WV3 0LW
Hours: Flexible/Open Ended. A weekly commitment preferred however can be less often depending on availability of the volunteer. This will be discussed.
Women’s only group: Tuesday 1-3pm
Parents & Toddlers: Wednesday 9:30-11:30
Food Project/Bank: Thursday 5:30-7pm
Expenses: Travel expenses can be made available
DBS: Yes Provided
We are a welcoming, inclusive and diverse building and respect all people entering the building on what beliefs, race, values they hold.
We are requiring volunteers who are welcoming of all the above.

FoodCycle

Cooking Volunteer & Hosting Volunteer

Opportunity: Cooking Volunteer
You will join the kitchen team to help produce a three course vegetarian meal using surplus food .You will contribute to recipe ideas, helping with prepping food, cooking the meal and of course clearing up afterwards. You will be supported by FoodCycle Project Leader who will help you to develop your kitchen skills. You will have the opportunity to participate in fundraising activities like pop ups and sponsored challenges to help raise vital funds to support the Project.
Hosting Volunteer
You will be supported by Project Leader who will help you to develop your hosting skills, working as part of a team to prep the venue, serve a delicious meal, demonstrating good customer service skills and clear up afterwards. You will have the opportunity to participate in fundraising activities like pop ups and sponsored challenges to help raise vital funds for the project.
Requirements: You don’t need to have any previous experience, just enthusiasm and willing to get stuck in. Follow all training including First aid awareness and food allergens
Location: Wesleyan Holiness Church, 2 Merridale Lane ,Wolverhampton WV3 9RD
Hours: Flexible Every Wednesday from 14:00-19:00
Cooking slot is 5 hours
Hosting slot is 3 hours
Expenses: Yes up to £15 reimbursed towards travel costs for each volunteer session attended
DBS: No
Our Vision is to make food poverty, loneliness and food waste a thing of the past for every community.We connect communities by running community meals that are free for everyone to attend and are cooked using surplus food that would otherwise be wasted .

Foodcycle

Cooking Project Leader Volunteer
Opportunity: Cooking Project Leader Volunteer.
Responsibilities include: Running cooking sessions, leading a team of volunteers to create a three course meal in a limited timeframe. Encouraging the whole team to have input into planning a tasty, healthy and nutritionally balanced menu using surplus a tasty, healthy and nutritionally balanced menu using surplus food ingredients .Inducting new volunteers into the Kitchen .Working with your Project Leader team to ensure that all elements of the Project run smoothly, including maintaining a tidy and well stocked store cupboard. Ensuring that all volunteers follow the food safety procedures set out in our kitchen handbook. Completing the weekly checklist in the kitchen handbook, and weekly session report via our website.
Requirements: You don’t need to have any previous cooking experience you just need to love food and motivating people. Attend regular Project Leader meetings to discuss as a team how things are going .Lead a minimum of one session per month .Complete Level 2 Food Safety, Food Allergens and safeguarding training. Train you up to lead cooking sessions and induct new volunteers.
Location: Wesleyan Holiness Church, 2 Merridale Lane ,Wolverhampton WV3 9RD
Hours: Minimum time commitment for the Cooking Project Leader is 8 hours a month. A cooking slot is 5 hours .We hope that Project Leaders stay with us for a minimum of 6 months. Every Wednesday from 14.00-19.00
Expenses: Yes up to £15 reimbursed towards travel costs for each volunteer session attended
DBS: Yes Enhanced DBS
Our Vision is to make food poverty, loneliness and food waste a thing of the past for every community. We connect communities by running community meals that are free for everyone to attend and are cooked using surplus food that would otherwise be wasted.

FoodCycle

Hosting Project Leader Volunteer
Opportunity: Hosting Project Leader Volunteer
You will act as the maitre’d of the team, helping to create a warm, friendly atmosphere that will make both volunteers and guests want to return each week. Your team of volunteers will lay the tables, greet guests and serve food all under your guidance.
Responsibilities include: Running hosting sessions. Leading a team of volunteers to serve a three-course meal in a limited timeframe. Encouraging the whole team to have input into creating a warm, friendly atmosphere for guests. Inducting new volunteers .Working with your Project Leader team to ensure that all elements of the Project run smoothly, including liaising with Cooking Project Leader at each session to gather information e.g about Food allergens .Ensuring that all volunteers are following the food safety procedures set out in our kitchen handbook .Completing the closing checklist in the kitchen handbook and weekly session report via our website.
Requirements: Attend regular Project Leader meetings .Lead a minimum of one session per month. Follow all FoodCycle policies and procedures, Complete Level 2 Food Safety, Food Allergens and safeguarding training.
Location: Wesleyan Holiness Church ,2 Merridale Lane ,Wolverhampton ,WV3 9RD
Hours : Minimum commitment is 8 hours a month .Hosting slot is 3 hours .Minimum stay of 6 months
Expenses : Yes up to £15 reimbursed towards travel costs for each volunteer session attended
DBS: Yes Enhanced DBS check
Our vision is to make food poverty, loneliness and food waste a thing of the past for every community. We connect communities by running community meals that are free for everyone to attend and are cooked using surplus food that would otherwise be wasted.

The Way Youth Zone

Cafe Kitchen Assistant , Handy Person

Opportunity: Café Kitchen Assistant
Supporting the Head of Catering to prepare and serve food to our members, their families and other users of the building. Serving food and snacks including taking money , clearing everything away and helping with washing up and ensuring everywhere is clean.
Handy Person
This role will involve supporting the Facilities Manager in a range of maintenance and odd job provision. Carrying out minor repairs, support the Health and Safety and Fire Safety function. Assist with moving and arranging of furniture for events.
Requirements: Cafe Assistant Food and Hygiene Level 2 Certificate .Able to engage and with young people in a positive way.
Handy Person Understanding of importance of health and safety within the work place. Able to help with clearing up and getting the building ready for visitors and functions. Provision of general manual help
Location: The Way Youth Zone, Wolverhampton ,WV3 ONR
Hours: Cafe Assistant Flexible Term time Monday/Wednesday/Friday 3.45-9.15pm
Tuesday/Thursday 3.15-8.15. Saturdays 9.30-4.30pm
School Holidays 7.30am-8.15/9.15pm Term times day’s 12-2pm Specific days/hours can be agreed to fit in with availability. Ongoing commitment needed for a minimum of 8 hours a week.
Handy Person Flexible Monday-Saturday including some evenings and weekends. Ongoing commitment needed for minimum of 8 hours a week.
Expenses: Yes travel expenses only
DBS: Yes
Informal training will be provided. Our Youth Zone aims to be inspirational, sending a clear message that the young people of Wolverhampton matter as soon as they enter. The Way offers young people the best –in-class facilities and opportunities to access a range of activities. The Way is a brand that reflects the values our Youth Zone represents, which are to be unique, welcoming and diverse and to provide opportunity and support.

Hub For Grub

Hospitality Assistant

Opportunity: Hospitality Assistant
To support the hub with food preparation and distribution within the organisation. To support with the effective running of the hub, including refreshments and setting up café area.
Main Areas of Responsibility
• Basic food preparation
• Washing up cleaning and clearing all kitchen areas
• Unloading and putting away deliveries
• Emptying all equipment is clean and put away correctly
• Deep cleaning fridges and store rooms to maintain sanitary and kitchen safety standards
Requirements: Requirements/Skills needed Calm natured, approachable, handling cash and card payments confidently .Training will be given including a basic health and safety.
Location: St Albans Church , Ashmore Park WV11 2LJ
St Joseph’s Church Willenhall WV1 2QN
The Lunt Community Centre Bilston WV14 7HF
St Mary Church Willenhall WV13 1DA
St Matthew Church Willenhall WV1 2JQ
Hours: Tuesdays 12pm until 2pm.
Wednesdays 12pm until 2.30 pm
Thursdays 12pm until 2pm
Friday 12pm until 2.30 pm
Expenses: Yes Travel expenses only
DBS: Yes
We take wonky produce and turn it into beautiful meals for the community to take away on a pay as you feel basis. Volunteers will be able to eat on the job or take away the food we are serving on the day .Vegan options will also be available.

All Saints Action Network (ASAN)

Community Leader Volunteer

Opportunity: Community Leader Volunteer –The Workspace-All Saints Community Centre
Assisting the Head of Operations, Nursery Manger, Community Engagement Officers or All Saints Cafe with any other tasks, duties or projects required to operate a busy and successful social enterprise and charity .There will be plenty of time to focus on your area of interest as we like to train our volunteers to be competent in aspects of the business. You can choose your area of interest from the start.
Location: ASAN, The workspace-All Saints Road, Wolverhampton, WV2 1EL .Some initial training /Work experience may take place at other sites in the All Saints local area.
Hours: Minimum commitment of 4 weeks .Ideally we would like to have you on board for at least 12-26 weeks .Additional benefits include First Aid, Food Hygiene qualifications available to volunteer after completing 10 sessions. This is an ongoing opportunity
Expenses: Reasonable travel expenses for those completing a 4 hour session plus lunch expenses for a full day of volunteering. The maximum expenses for this day is £10
DBS: Yes –paid for by ASAN
An induction is provided and training is required to work in various areas of the charity. Accredited training is provided to longer term volunteers who have a passion for improving the local community (e.g. First Aid, Food Hygiene, Other). Ongoing training is provided when working

All Saints Action Network (ASAN)

Community Worker Volunteer

Opportunity: Community Worker Volunteer-The Workspace-All Saints Community Centre
Assisting the Head of Operations, Nursery Manger, Community Engagement Officers or All Saints cafe with other tasks, duties or projects required to operate a busy and successful social enterprise and charity .There will be plenty of time to focus on your area of interest, as we like to train our volunteers to be competent in all aspect of the business .You can choose your area of interest from the start.
Location: ASAN, The Workshop –All Saints Road, Wolverhampton, WV2 1EL .Some initial training /work experience may take place at other sites in the All Saints Local area.
Hours: Minimum commitment of 4 weeks. Ideally, we would like to have you on board for at least 12-26 weeks .Additional benefits include First Aid Food Hygiene qualifications available to volunteers after completing 10 sessions. This is ongoing opportunity.
Expense: Reasonable travel expenses for those completing a 4 hour session plus lunch expenses for a full day of volunteering .The maximum expenses for this day is £10
DBS: Yes –paid for by ASAN
An induction is provided and training is required to work in various areas of the charity .Accredited training is provided to longer term volunteers who have a passion for improving the local community (e.g. First Aid, Food Hygiene, Other). Ongoing training is provided when working within various areas of the business and charity.

West Caribbean Parent&Friends Association Activities Co-Ordinator

Opportunity: Duties include: Open the building and set up table and chairs. Make tea and coffee .Do gentle exercise .Coordinate activities e.g. organise trips and attendance at different events .Organise guest speakers on relevant topics such as health issues .Keep in touch with elders who are not able to attend .Do arts and crafts.
Requirements: People person and some experience of working with the elderly, Coordinating activities and Exercise instructor .There is also an induction & training provided
Location: St Andrews Church Hall. St Andrews Close Whitmore Reans Wolverhampton WV6 OAA
Hours: Wednesday 11am to 1pm
Expenses: Yes Bus fares and travel costs if attending trips and /or events with the elders groups will be paid.
DBS: Yes
The Association established over 50 years ago continues to serve the local community by promoting cultural, inter generational working and lifelong learning. Through its Elders Group it provides an environment where people can socialise to improve the health and wellbeing and reduce isolation for elderly residents in Wolverhampton.

Livin Lives : Womens Group Assistant

Volunteer needed to assist group leader with coffee mornings and women’s group sessions.
Opportunity : Tasks include preparing and serving refreshments, meet and greet ladies as they arrive, display paperwork and information needed for sessions, participate in most group sessions where possible.
Groups sessions include Mother support sessions, Health and Well being, Arts & Crafts and more which will be discussed at interview.
Requirements: A friendly, empathetic, caring, good listener, none-judgemental and patient person would be ideal for this position.
Location: Low Hill Community Hub, Kempthorne Avenue, Wolverhampton WV10 9JJ.
Hours: Fridays 11.00am -3.00pm
Expenses : Yes Travel Expenses only.
DBS: Yes.
There will be an induction and volunteers will be supported with training in order to fulfill their role effectively and to work safely

Hope Community Project Summer Cook

Hope Community Project will be offering a summer school holiday community cafe service (Breaking Bread) to children/residents in the community. We need volunteer cooks to support this service. That’s where you can make a difference, cooking and preparing food.
For the Summer school holidays from Monday 25th July to Friday 19th August. This Role is now suspended
Opportunity:Main Tasks: Plan, prepare and cook a range of food, Rotate cupboard stock to reduce waste. Work within a small team .Are organised and able to give out instructions/directions to others.
Requirements:Must be over 18 years of age .Have some knowledge and experience in cooking .Have a positive attitude and remain calm. Have or be willing to undertake/update a food hygiene qualification. Adhere to Hope Community policies and procedures at all times especially with regard to safeguarding vulnerable people. Be approachable, mindful and non-judgmental. A commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practices
Location:40 Ling House, Heath Town WV10 0HH
Hours:Morning sessions 9-1pm
Afternoon sessions 1-4pm
Expenses:Yes
DBS: No only references.
They must undergo training in both safeguarding, health and safety relevant to the role. Hope policies and procedures must be adhered to in regards to GDPR and Confidentiality. We celebrate the diversity and are striving to promote and reflect that diversity within our organisation.

Hope Community Project Volunteer Cook /Family Community Café

Midland Mencap

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Beacon Centre

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Jubilee Community Support Centre

Jubilee Community Support Centre

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St George’s Hub

St George’s Hub

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