FoodCycle Islington Hosting Leader

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Location: New River Baptist Church, 80 Arran Walk, London, N1 2TL (see map)

Travel: Highbury & Islington station. Northchurch Road bus stop.

Start date: 29/05/2019 (ongoing)

What will I be doing?

  • Volunteer with FoodCycle! We combine surplus food, volunteers and free kitchen space to create nutritious, three -course meals for the community.

    Hello – we’re FoodCycle Islington! We serve every Wednesday afternoon at the New River Baptist Church.

    Each week, we collect surplus fruit and vegetables from supermarkets and local market stalls and turn these ingredients into tasty three-course meals for our guests.

    This project is only open to everyone and is child-friendly.
  • As hosting leader, you’ll act as the maître’ d of the team, running your project’s front of house and helping to create a warm, friendly atmosphere that will make both volunteers and guests want to return each week. Your team of volunteers will lay the tables, greet guests and serve the food – all under your guidance!
  • - Hosting: you’ll lead on ‘front of house’ duties, coordinating a team of hosting volunteers and making sure all our guests feel equally welcome.
  • - Leadership: we'll train you up to lead hosting sessions and how to induct new volunteers into the front of house.
  • - Safeguarding: you’ll learn how to ensure that the safety of our guest and volunteers is always maintained and everyone acts within the correct boundaries.
  • - Relationship building: you'll be building lasting relationships with your guests and volunteers, ensuring they come back each week.
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What impact will this have?

  • We combine surplus food, volunteers and free kitchen space to create nutritious, three -course meals for the community.
  • Strengthening communities by bringing people together around a healthy meal
  • Encouraging friendships by creating spaces for people from all backgrounds and walks of life to have fun together
  • Improving nutrition and reduce hunger by cooking healthy meals for those in need
  • Changing attitudes to food by cooking with surplus ingredients and spreading our passion for food and the environment

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • The suggested minimum for the role is 6 hours a month.
  • Leading 1 hosting session a month

Expenses

  • Travel costs

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Interpersonal
  • Team working
  • Leadership
  • Leadership
  • Organising
  • Practical
  • Catering
What skills can I gain?
  • Charity
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Team working
  • Leadership
  • Leadership
  • Organising
  • Practical
  • Catering
  • Cleaning
  • First aid
  • Professional

Training

  • Food Safety Level 2 Certificate
  • Training throughout the year from FoodCycle, including safeguarding and first aid.

Location

New River Baptist Church, 80 Arran Walk, London, N1 2TL

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