Drop-in Kitchen Volunteers

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Our daytime Drop-In is open to any adult. It particularly attracts lonely, homeless or unemployed people struggling with a range of issues. They all need a friendly face and a listening ear. It provides them with a non-judgmental environment and a community in which they can be themselves. The kitchen roles are supported by a Drop-In Leader and a Drop-In Assistant. During the week a member of staff is always on site. Roles includes:

10.45am to 3.30pm

  • Drop-In Kitchen Supervisor - prepare a hot lunch for up to 15 people with help from a Kitchen Assistant using items donated to RH or your own.
  • Drop-In Kitchen Assistant - helping to serve meals, helping to prepare food and general kitchen duties

The Drop-In Leader manages the session, the volunteers and supports the guests while the Drop-In Assistant helps out with any necessary tasks, including making drinks and carrying out enhanced Covid-19 cleaning of tables, toilets and high traffic areas.

  • All volunteers come together at the end to clean the surfaces down ready for the following days well as preparing lunch 

We are taking a cautious approach to the national relaxation of Covid restrictions. From July 19th, masks will not be mandatory in the Chapel, however social distancing, limits on numbers and good hygiene remain. We are also encouraging volunteers to take regular tests and there is an expectation you will have also had the vaccine. If you have any concerns, please ask us when you express an interest. All contact details are taken for everyone for Track and Trace. 

If you have any concerns, please ask us when you express an interest. We will keep the arrangements under close review and update our volunteers if practices have to change.

What skills do I need?

Food Hygiene Certification

Renewed Hope is a registered food business and has to abide by all food safety regulations. All our Kitchen Supervisors and Kitchen Assistants must therefore hold a Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene certificate. We can organise training for you if you haven't got the qualification already.

Important to all our volunteer roles is the ability to make our guests feel welcome by chatting and listening. An acceptance of people from all walks of life and circumstances is vital.

  • Friendly and non judgmental.
  • Good listener

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  • Homeless and Housing


  • Advice and Information
  • Befriending & Buddying
  • Catering


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
    Our Drop-In roles are not eligible for DBS checking. Volunteers should not be a lone with a guest at any time. All information provided in our Volunteer Handbook
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
    Available on request
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
    Available on request
  • Ongoing support
    Available on request
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
    Handbook supplied
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 19/07/2021

End Date: 31/12/2021

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Weekdays - 10.30am to 3.30pm.


Shrewsbury Chapel
Shrewsbury Road

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