Cooking Group Volunteer

Job Reference: 69766
Posted: Thursday 5th October 2023
Closing Date: Friday 5th January 2024
Voluntary Basis
Brent, London

Are you a good cook?  Can you bake a cake? We’d love to find a volunteer who can run cooking sessions for our residents. Ideally you will be someone who will involve the residents in decisions about the sessions such as the cooking skills they would like to learn.

The sessions could include baking, food preparation skills, food hygiene information, or specific themes such as Indian cuisine, or learning how to recreate a favourite takeaway.

As part of this role you will undertake a food hygiene certificate with our Creative Training Academy.

Volunteer Duties:

  • Setting up for the session, moving tables and chairs if necessary.
  • Leading on the cooking session
  • Coming up with ideas for recipes and skills to teach our residents
  • Carrying out Food prep, and adhering to food hygiene standards
  • Clearing away at the end of the session.
  • Helping to promote the sessions to service users

As a volunteer with Creative Support we offer training for your role, access to a volunteer supervisor, an induction, a monthly Volunteer newsletter, and an online volunteer’s peer support group. Together we can make a difference.

Suggested Time Commitment: 4 hours per week

If you would like to discuss volunteering with us, the role you’re applying for or you application form you can contact our Volunteer Department on 0161 236 0829 or email

Creative Support is a passionate, inclusive, and anti-racist organisation. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, Disability Confident Employer who have recently received Investors in People Silver award. We actively encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and cultures.

We would encourage you to apply to us even if you have not yet had your COVID 19 vaccine. You will be required to have your first COVID 19 vaccine prior to your interview and your second vaccine before you start volunteering with us. Applicants who are unable to receive the vaccination on medical grounds are still welcome to apply with provision of their official NHS COVID pass letter of medical exemption.

Application Instructions:

In order to apply, please read the job description and then complete the online application form using the links above.

You can also download a copy of our application form using the links above. Completed Application Forms must be submitted to our Head Office address (below) or emailed to to be considered for the vacancy. If you have not received a response to your application within 10 working days of the closing date please accept this as notification of an unsuccessful application. Unsuccessful applicants must wait 6 months before reapplying.

If you require any advice on completing your application form, please call us on 0161 236 0829.

Recruitment Department, Creative Support Ltd, Wellington House, 131 Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK1 3TS

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