Interested in cooking, helping others cook healthy food on a budget, and connecting with people? Want to make a difference? Can you spare 2 hours a week for 2 to 3 weeks to help someone? Here's an opportunity to work with a leading food poverty organisation to change the lives of participants and even improve your own kitchen skills! **New courses starting all year around, sign up when it's convenient for you**We need volunteer cook mentors to guide participants through a short virtual course which includes essential cooking skills, making recipes and learning meal planning tips using the trademark ingredients bags that we deliver to their homes. Over the 2-3 week virtual course, volunteer cook mentors are responsible for keeping in contact with a small group of students in a friendly chat, providing practical and moral support, cooking guidance, motivation, feedback and encouragement, and managing peer to peer interaction. All of this is really essential to them being able to complete the course and learn valuable life-changing skills - your role is incredibly important! The role is remote and flexible, you can do it from home and fit it around your studies. Could this be you? Please register your interest!
Bags of Taste is an award-winning food education programme working with people in food poverty to improve their diets, finances and physical and mental wellbeing by cooking tasty, healthy, take-away beating meals from scratch for just £1 a head.
Our free cooking and food budgeting classes are virtual. Instead of face-to-face teaching, we deliver our courses virtually via WhatsApp, Facebook, email, and phone. We provide participants with free ingredients to help them complete the course.
We also need volunteers to deliver essential ingredient bags to participants - if you have a car or other mode of transport good for delivering shopping, this is a really great way you can help out. This will involve collecting between 1-3 bags from our pick-up location and transporting them to the participants' homes. If this sounds like something you'd enjoy, please register your interest!
*After you have clicked ‘Register Your Interest’, you will receive an email with the next steps of your volunteering application for this role - follow this guidance*
- CausesFoodbanks and food poverty, Poverty and social justice, Social isolation
- FrequencyEvery week
- WhenMonday morning, Monday afternoon, Monday evening, Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening, Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon, Thursday evening, Friday morning, Friday afternoon, Friday evening, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Saturday evening, Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon, Sunday evening
- Skills and InterestsBefriending, Communication skills, Driving, Mentoring
- Careers and AspirationsSocial work, Teaching, Third sector and charity work