As part of our evening respite groups for Young Carers we provide the children/young people with a meal and we are looking for volunteers with a keen interest in cooking who would be willing to give a few hours every other week to prepare and and cook fairly basic meals for anywhere up to 25 people, although more usually it is currently 12-15. The kitchen’s at both venues have appropriate facilities for the task and you would be working with the Group Leader to ensure that the children receive a filling and nutritious meal, to a budget and taking into account any specific dietary requirements/allergies. Successful applicants will need to complete a Level 2 Food Hygiene course, if they do not hold one already, which SCAFT will provide.
We try to take into account requests from the young people for particular meals and you would work with the Group Leader to integrate these into a varied menu for the term. One of our aims is to increase the young people’s experience of different foods and styles of cooking, e.g. foods from around the world/different cultures, so an interest in this would be beneficial.
Some evenings there will be particular activities being undertaken by the young people that will mean meals being served within a particular time window, which the Group leader will negotiate with you. Some groups also undertake occasional cooking/baking activities which the Group Leader will discuss and negotiate with you, these would not require your participation, unless you choose to.
We currently have three groups in need of this support, which run during term time only, and we would be happy to consider separate applications to work at individual groups, or a single application willing to cover all three. Our volunteers are eligible to claim reasonable public transport or milage costs to/from venues.
|Rayleigh||St. Micheal’s Church||alternate Monday evenings 5-8pm|
|Rochford||Waterman School||alternate Mondays from 4.30-7.30pm|
|Rochford||Waterman School||alternate Wednesdays from 4.30-7.30pm|
We are currently seeking additional funding to implement a Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Program ‘Fit4Life’ that would enable us to increase the budget to provide more fresh fruit and veg.