We need volunteers!

Current opportunities:

Volunteer Role: SimpleGifts Delivers - Food Delivery Befriender

Commitment: Tuesdays 11.30-2.00 /  2.5 hours a week / Commitment for the entire 2 month pilot project

SimpleGifts is looking to recruit volunteers for our new pilot project, SimpleGifts Delivers.  We are expanding our meal offer from our weekly community lunch in order to provide a hot, homemade meal to members of our community who are unable to join us in our centre.  Aside from providing a nutritious meal, our goal is to reduce social isolation through a weekly visit from a  friendly face and a good, old chat!  Through these conversations, we hope to be able to identify other services that may be beneficial for our users and to assist in creating the necessary links for these to be accessed.

Role description:

  • Collect meals and deliver to our service users in the local community

  • Provide company and conversation for 15-20 minutes for each delivery

  • Show understanding and respect for the person they are befriending/delivering to

  • Use appropriate terminology and language when talking to service users

  • Report any concerns, incidents or observations to a member of staff regarding clients/volunteers/other matters asap

  • Attend training events and meetings

Person specification:

  • Enjoys a good chat!

  • Friendly and approachable

  • Empathy and ability to connect with a diverse range of people

  • Excellent listening skills

  • Mobile - food will be delivered on foot to local flats and this may involve climbing stairs

  • Reliable and willing to commit for the entirety of the 2 month pilot project

  • Willing to undergo an enhanced DBS check

What we offer:

  • Befriending training

  • Continuous on-going support, advice and guidance

  • DBS check

  • Friendly environment with a diverse range of volunteers

  • Develop skills and gain experience

  • Reference

  • Opportunities to benefit from our services e.g. free classes in yoga, sewing, ESOL and free lunches!

  • We are committed to equal opportunities and aim to be inclusive, subject to requirements of role.

 

 

Volunteer Role: Simple Gifts Delivers Team Member - Food Preparation Assistant

Commitment: Tuesdays 10.00-12.30  /  2.5 hours a week /  Participation for the entire 2 month pilot project

Role description:

  • Prepare and cook up to 20 meals to be delivered to service users in local community

  • Strictly follow all health and safety regulations relating to food preparation

  • Package food into delivery containers

  • Wash up/Clean kitchen

Person specification:

  • Experience cooking for groups

  • Ability to follow recipes

  • Ability to implement food health and safety best practice

What we offer:

  • Friendly environment with a diverse range of volunteers

  • Develop skills

  • Gain experience

  • Support in employment search

  • Reference

  • Opportunities to benefit from our services e.g. free classes in yoga, sewing, ESOL and free lunches!

  • We are committed to equal opportunities and aim to be inclusive, subject to requirements of role