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Volunteer Hosting Leader - FoodCycle Monkchester

Volunteer Hosting Leader - FoodCycle Monkchester

  • Location:

    Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

  • Sector:

    Volunteer

  • Contract type:

    Volunteer

  • Contact:

    Volunteers

  • Contact email:

    volunteers@tpp.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    LF2100_1604654933

  • Published:

    20 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-01-05

About FoodCycle

FoodCycle combines surplus food, volunteers and free kitchen space to create nutritious, three-course meals for the community.

We have 4 main aims:

  • To strengthen communities
  • To encourage friendships
  • To improve nutrition and reduce hunger
  • To change attitudes towards food and to reduce food waste

A FoodCycle project is where the magic happens. Each project is run on the ground by a team of 8 or more lead volunteers called Project Leaders, with each leader taking on a specific role to ensure the smooth running of their FoodCycle Project. These people are passionate, committed and want to make a positive change within their community, they take ownership of their project and make decisions about the day-today running of it.


About the role

As hosting leader, you'll act as the maître' d of the team, running your project's front of house and helping to create a warm, friendly atmosphere that will make both volunteers and guests want to return each week. Your team of volunteers will lay the tables, greet guests and serve the food - all under your guidance!


Skills you'll learn

  • Teamwork: you'll work as part of a team to prepare a delicious meal and serve it to our guests.
  • Hosting: you'll lead on 'front of house' duties, coordinating a team of hosting volunteers and making sure all our guests feel equally welcome.
  • Leadership: we'll train you up to lead hosting sessions and how to induct new volunteers into the front of house.
  • Safeguarding: you'll learn how to ensure that the safety of our guest and volunteers is always maintained and everyone acts within the correct boundaries.
  • Relationship building: you'll be building lasting relationships with your guests and volunteers, ensuring they come back each week.


What to expect from FoodCycle

  • Ongoing, regular visits, support and advice from your Regional Manager.
  • A training conference to equip you for your role. Travel, accommodation and food cost covered by FoodCycle.
  • Expenses covered in line with our volunteer policy.
  • Training throughout the year


What's expected from me

We ask that Project Leaders stay with us for a minimum of 9 months, to enable them to get the most out of the role. As Hosting Leader, you will be expected to:

  • Attend a monthly Project Leader meeting to discuss as a team how things are going.
  • Lead a minimum of one session per month
  • Follow all FoodCycle policies and procedures
  • Complete a DBS check and attend safeguarding training
  • Complete the project report on our website after leading a session


Time commitment

The suggested minimum time commitment to your role is 6 hours a month.


To apply

Please visit https://volunteer.foodcycle.org.uk/projectleader and complete the application form.