Baobab advocates give confidential advice and assistance to women on immigration, health, financial and housing issues. As well as information on other projects and services, colleges and support groups. We need a volunteer chef to support our advocacy drop in Mondays at Elmwood Church, B20.
Drop-in volunteers work as part of a team, there are 2 kitchen volunteers, 3-4 advocates, 2 interpreters, group facilitators and two paid staff member. We arrive before 10.15 am and get expenses sorted before 10.30, our morning meeting is 10.30 -11. We then open the drop-in, kitchen volunteers start serving tea and coffee, preparing the lunch. Groups start 11.30-1 pm and advocacy run alongside this. Lunch is served at 1 pm, and then there's clearing away and washing up, leaving the kitchen tidy. The advocacy finishes around 3-4 pm and there's clear up of the outside rooms by advocate volunteers.
- The chef volunteer needs to have or be willing to take a food hygiene qualification.
- They need to be able to manage the kitchen space as part of a team.
- They need to be kind and fair to those coming for food, sharing resources equally between volunteers and women attending the drop-in service.
- They need to be able to work in a fast-paced environment, being organised and self-motivating.
Expenses can be claimed as per our expense policy - Volunteers can claim up to £10 lunch and travel expenses per day (3+ hrs), or up to £5 for half a day (3- hrs). Other costs associated with specific funds for example phone or internet credit, can be claimed as per agreed individual project budgets. Expenses will be paid when submitted with a claim form and accompanying out of pocket receipts.
For more information on our project check out www.baobabwomensproject.net