FoodCycle Oldham - Cooking and Hosting Volunteers

5pm - 8.30pm The cooking team is in charge of turning the surplus goods into amazing dishes. Everything from choosing, chopping, cooking (& sampling) are the main roles of the team, along with ensuring that we wash-up as we go. 5.45pm - 8.30pm We need a couple of volunteers to help set-up the cafe area and ensure everyone's got a proper cuppa! Your main responsibilities will be laying the table, chatting to guests and helping clear up afterwards. Once registered you can sign up to volunteer at sessions at any of our projects - there's no ongoing commitment, just sign up when it suits you. If you want to take on more of a leading role and can commit to attending at least once a month for a minimum of 9 months you might want to look at one of our project leader roles. Find out more at Sign up at
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Cooking Team - prepping, cooking, washing up, clearing away, cleaning, helping with serving

Hosting Team - Setting up the cafe area, welcoming guests, serving drinks and meals, chatting with the guests.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

You don't need to be a MasterChef just willing to get stuck in.

Areas of Interest: Health and wellbeing, Homeless, Hunger, Older people, Social Welfare
Opportunity suitable for: Employee Volunteers, Event, From your office, Groups, Long term commitment, Older people, People seeking work, Short term commitment, University students, With friends
What activities will the volunteer do? Catering, Food banks
Skills gained in this role: Catering, Creativity, Organising, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces, Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Automatic opening doors, Lift to other floors / step free access throughout the building, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: FoodCycle
Organisation Profile: We’re FoodCycle – a national charity that combines volunteers, surplus food and spare kitchen spaces to create free, tasty, nutritious meals for people at risk of food poverty and social isolation. We run over 40 projects across the UK, united by the simple idea that food waste and food poverty should not coexist.
Charity number: 1134423