Looking for volunteer support Monday to Friday between 9am and 2pm.

Are you looking for a challenge where you are able to support the team to empower people every day to develop their skills and move towards independence? Do you enjoy working in an environment where every day is different to the next? Then this could be the role for you.

You will be working as part of a team at our Day Centre to support clients who are homeless or are in unstable accommodation by providing hot nutritious meals twice a day.

You will love helping others, including clients and the staff team. Your positive attitude towards everyday tasks and towards others will help to contribute to a great working environment. You will have a calm and personable manner and be able to handle potentially difficult situations with support from the staff team.


  • Provide a welcoming environment for rough sleepers and those facing homelessness or who are living in unstable accommodation
  • Have a sound understand of food hygiene and relevant legislation
  • Provide support to kitchen staff to prepare healthy and substantial meals
  • Be client facing and respond appropriately to clients needs and wishes; including cultural differences
  • Have a sound understanding of safeguarding responsibilities and report any concerns to the day centre team without delay
  • Maintain a clean and tidy kitchen and canteen
  • Manage donations efficiently
  • Take responsibility for health and safety concerns; reporting outstanding repairs to the team efficiently
  • Manage difficult situations with clients, ensuring that they feel listened too at all times
  • Practice in a non-discriminative and person centred approach
  • Being resilient to high emotions, particularly in times of conflict
  • Recognising physiological needs.
  • Any other reasonable duties required in the interest of the organisation and clients
  • Attributes & Values 

    Previous experience in this sector is not essential but you will be able to demonstrate a real passion for wanting to work with vulnerable people in the homeless sector. Our values will be aligned to your own ethics and ideals and you will be committed to changing the life of others for the better.

  • Clear verbal and written English
  • Able to cook to a high standard
  • Polite, assertive manner, ability to self -motivate
  • Passion for working in a client/customer facing role
  • Have an interest and genuine concern for homelessness and related issues
  • Flexible approach to what is required
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