Refugee Support - Food / Catering Volunteer (Ashton)

British Red Cross volunteers help thousands of refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants every year enabling people to draw upon their own strengths to withstand crisis and rebuild their lives We are looking for volunteers with a range of skills to help the Red Cross support refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants in many ways, from giving advice on how people can access services to helping out with our activity projects or lending a hand at our drop in centres to give emergency support. Our catering volunteers will support with preparing hot meals for service users at the hub.
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:

What you will be doing
Helping with collecting, sorting and safe storage of food
Giving donated food to people using the centre
Helping to prepare and distribute hot food at a drop-in centre
Supporting the team with ad hoc tasks at the centre

Requirements: Relevant qualification or training
Skill and Qualifications Required:

We'd like you to:

Live within 30 minutes of Ashton-under-Lyne Volunteer on Thursdays 9:30am-2:30pm Be able to volunteer for 12 months

We would be particularly interested to hear from you if you have experience of being a refugee or asylum seeker.

Disclaimer Health and Safety Statement We take an individual approach to ensuring your safety. We may ask you to complete a simple risk assessment. We will also have a conversation with you to discuss any restrictions that may still be in place in your region and identify any adjustments you may need.

The skills you need
Strong communication skills and empathetic about the situation and needs of refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants
Able to volunteer in a multicultural environment
Good teamwork skills and willing to support where needed
Knowledge of Food Safety Regulations would be helpful, but we can give you training
Speak English; knowledge of a foreign language would be helpful (particularly one used in the current local refugee population)
Emotionally resilient as you may need to deal with challenging or difficult situations
Keep the people we support at the heart of what you do
What's in it for you
Meet new people and be part of a supportive and inclusive team
A great opportunity to develop your existing skills and gain new ones
All training and induction for the role (there is no charge for training)
Reasonable pre-agreed travel expenses for the role
An opportunity to be part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation and the knowledge that you are making a difference to people’s lives

Areas of Interest: Community, Immigrants, Race and Ethnicity, Refugees, Social Welfare, Women, Young people
Opportunity suitable for: Indoor, Long term commitment, Older people, People seeking work, University students, Other, 18 and over
What activities will the volunteer do? Catering, Lending a helping hand
Skills gained in this role: Catering, Cleaning and tidying, Organising, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: British Red Cross