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St Wilfrid's Centre

St Wilfrid's Centre logo

St Wilfrid's Centre provides support for adults who are isolated or disadvantaged because of mental health problems, learning disability, institutionalisation, poverty, or alcohol/ drug related problems. People who attend the Centre have a wide variety of needs. All are encouraged to maximise their quality of life and overcome barriers of social exclusion. Volunteers play a vital role in helping St Wilfrid’s Centre clients to achieve this

Kitchen Volunteer 2021

This opportunity takes place between 21 Aug 2018 and 31 Aug 2021.

Interested in cooking? Want to help a local charity support socially excluded men and women? If you’re looking to gain new skills and experience of working in a kitchen environment, look no further - St Wilfrid's Centre needs kitchen volunteers!

Kitchen volunteer, under the supervision of our Catering Supervisor, help to provide a hot meal at lunchtime for our vulnerable clients, volunteers and staff. Working closely together in a "smallish kitchen" our kitchen team, following food safety guidelines produce a wholesome, tasty and healthy meal. We receive food donations oftening not knowing what we are receiving till the day, so our Catering Supervisor, Pamela, has to devise menus that include these. For some clients lunch at St Wilfrid's Centre may only be their only hot meal of the day.

All volunteers have to complete a food hygiene qualification which is arranged by St Wilfrid's Centre and at no cost to the volunteer

What skills do I need?

An interest in food and cooking is necessary. Good time keeping and reliability. Also a willingness to learn and develop. It is a small working area so you have to be able to work around people too! Patience and sense of humour is also a must

What will I gain?

A sense of satisfaction when you watch our clients eat your meals. Experience in a small commercial kitchen. Feeling that you are helping the local community and those people in a difficult situation. You will also get to know people away from university and develop new friendships

Training and support

You will have to do a level 2 online Food Hygiene Course and attend Volunteer induction. As St Wilfrid's Centre is a small day centre, support is given by everyone is a variety of ways. The Volunteer Co-ordinator is always available for a chat.

Time commitment

1 shift (4 hours) either a week or fortnightly Available shift times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9.15am – 1.30pm







DBS (criminal records) check



524 Queens Road Sheffield S2 4DT

Travel information

Lots of buses from the town centre pass our centre. 30 minute walk from Sheffield University
  • CausesHomelessness, Learning disability, Mental health
  • FrequencyEvery week
  • WhenMonday morning, Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon, Friday morning, Friday afternoon
  • Skills and InterestsHands-on tasks
  • Careers and AspirationsSocial work, Third sector and charity work

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