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Availability Details

We are looking for a commitment of either a morning or afternoon to support learners in the kitchen environment.

Venue Address

Elgin Road
United Kingdom

54.947672936332, -1.5848238261447

Areas covered
Support and Training

Training Provided


This volunteer role will be based at the Elgin Centre in Deckham Gateshead.

The main aim of the Community Kitchen is to provide affordable food and educational food-based workshops to families in an area of Gateshead which is affected by poverty. The group also operate a hot food delivery service aimed at older people or vulnerable adults.

The group are looking for volunteers to work in a cafe/kitchen setting with young people with a range of difficulties/disabilities.

Volunteers would be required to support learners to develop a range of transferable employability/customer service skills whilst running a social enterprise cafe and:

  • build positive relationships with one another
  • help learn to make the food that is needed (training and guidance will be given)
  • enable the individual to take payment for food
  • enable the individual to communicate with and serve customers
  • ensure that the environment is kept clean and tidy.

Skills needed

A supportive nature
Previous experience in a kitchen environment (desirable but not essential)
Previous experience of supporting people with disabilities (desirable but not essential)
Good communication and listening skills 
An approachable attitude
A friendly approach
A reliable and trustworthy personality.
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