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Volunteer cook mentors for Bags of Taste mentored home cooking courses (volunteer from home)

Bags of Taste

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Interested in cooking, helping others cook healthy food on a budget, and connecting with people? Volunteer from home supporting people by WhatsApp messaging or phone as a mentor on Bags of Taste home cooking course. Our 'students' cook three tasty dishes over two weeks using ingredients we supply, guided through the course by wonderful volunteer mentors like you! Our award-winning food education programme changes lives, helping participants change their diets to improve their finances, physical and mental wellbeing.

We need volunteer cook mentors who can offer four or five hours fitted round work or other commitments over a two week period once every six weeks. Over the 2 week "mentored course", volunteers are responsible for keeping in contact with a small group of ‘students’ in a friendly chat, providing practical and moral support, cooking guidance, motivation, feedback and encouragement, and managing peer to peer interaction. Full training and online resources all provided before you start, and you are always supported by an experienced member of staff. Interested? Please contact hackney@bagsoftaste.org.

Advice, Information & Support,Befriending, Buddying & Mentoring,IT, Technology & Websites

Basic IT skills - internet & email,Counselling,Evaluating & Reviewing,Good IT Skills,Managing People

Cooking knowledge and skills. Proficient in using social media. Able to communicate well and clearly in different media; empathetic; well organised, good at record-keeping.

Satisfaction at sharing cooking knowledge, supporting and communicating with people who are socially isolated, contributing to an organisation - Bags of Taste - with an established reputation for making a difference in the short and long term to people struggling with food costs and wanting to improve their diets. Volunteers really enjoy passing on knowledge and skills and seeing students make progress, build confidence, enjoy cooking, discover new tastes and recipes, and sometimes witnessing a turning point in a person's life. A rewarding but flexible role, from home, fitted round other commitments.

Further location details may be provided below.

Caroline Stacey

73 Parkholme Rd, E8 3AQ. Though it is a role for remote volunteering via WhatsApp, text, email or phone, so location not relevant.

E8 3AQ



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