Inclusive volunteering programme
We serve a healthy and delicious breakfast and lunch from our fantastic, fully equipped catering kitchen. Not only does this have a direct benefit for the people who visit the Centre, in providing a free, nutritious meal - it also provides an opportunity for people to volunteer in the kitchen, enabling them to gain practical work-based skills and to gain a food safety qualification. From this we work alongside people to move on to further training, voluntary work or employment in the catering industry. Through our inclusive volunteering programme people can gain experience in different areas of the Centre whilst receiving one-to-one mentoring and advice to achieve their personal goals.
Our kitchen has consistently been awarded a 5* food hygiene rating, which is a tremendous achievement and a real testament to the hard work of the staff and volunteers who provide this invaluable service.
You can read about some of our inclusive volunteers experiences below (names have been changed for their privacy):