Volunteers are essential to our work ensuring participants in our projects and activities have a great experience.
If you would like to get involved in our work we have the following opportunities available:
We deliver various courses and workshops throughout the year. Volunteers help our cookery leaders set up the sessions and organise the area, helping to make sure that the learners have everything they need to create tasty meals in a safe environment.
If you are interested in teaching cookery volunteering at these sessions is a great way to develop the skills and knowledge to set up and run your own sessions.
We sometimes need volunteers to support our dementia-friendly cookery project.
Our directory has details about volunteering at lunch clubs, community cafes or other shared meals settings.
We run drop-in sessions for volunteers at our community gardens at our Saunders Park Edible Garden and the Preston Park Demo Garden. There is a range of gardening tasks on offer to suit all abilities as well as the chance to meet some nice people and learn about fruit and vegetable growing within the city.
We also deliver weekly garden sessions providing gardening activities for vulnerable adults in the city including adults with dementia. Support volunteers work alongside our gardener, assisting and enabling participants to complete tasks and activities in practical garden sessions. This role is ideally suited to people who are interested in support work, occupational therapy or therapeutic community gardening.
Volunteers are needed to help at our weight management programmes. Volunteers assist with welcoming participants, encouraging group discussions, measuring height and weight and offering assistance with completing evaluation forms. For some programmes, volunteers will assist with caring for babies. Volunteering on one of our programmes will provide you with valuable insight into an evidence based nutrition and activity programme.