Made in Hackney – Volunteer Opportunity – Cookery Workshop Hosts
Made In Hackney believes everyone should have access to nutritious locally grown food that’s good for people and planet. Through their courses and pay-by-donation workshops they’re teaching Londoners the skills for a sustainable food future. Workshops cover everything from bread making, preserving, pickling, foraging, food growing and home composting. Viva la local! http://madeinhackney.org/
They run community cookery classes in the evenings, during the day and at weekends. Courses are attended by community groups like young carers, families in crisis and vulnerable adults. Ideally ‘Hosts’ would commit to attending 4 hours per session once a week for a 6 week course so the workshop learners have the same ‘host’ every session. However there are also one-off Saturday and Sunday workshops if you are unable to commit to hosting a whole course.
Details of Volunteer Role
Time requirement: A minimum of 5 one-off workshops or 2 six week courses
Start date: February 2013
Duration: 6-12 months
Location: Made in Hackney Local Food Kitchen in Stoke Newington
To assist the cookery teacher with;
· Preparing kitchen (eg. ingredients and equipment) before workshop participants arrive;
· Meeting and greeting the participants as they arrive;
· Delivery of workshop, ensuring participants understand instructions & feel fully engaged;
· Collecting verbal and written feedback from participants after the workshop;
· Documenting the workshops using photos and/or video;
· Cleaning up in the kitchen afterwards.
· Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills and ability to work with diverse people;
· Enthusiasm, energy and a positive attitude;
· Ability to take initiative;
· Excellent organisation skills;
What do you get out of it?
· Attending courses/workshops for free (the one’s you host);
· Receiving training and induction to the kitchen;
· £10 expenses provided (£5 travel, £5 lunch);
· Unique opportunity to learn about local food growing;
· Playing an important role in developing a local food culture;.
Please send by e mail a cover letter outlining your experience and explaining in 5 distinct bullet points why you feel you’re suitable for the role.
Please mark your e mail subject heading: FAO: Nynke Brett-Application: Volunteer Host Programme and send it to:email@example.com Tel: 0208 44 24266
Deadline: Noon on Thursday 24th January 2013
Background on Made in Hackney Cookery Courses
Seed To Plate: Learn how to cook affordable healthy meals and dishes from local, seasonal produce (with Introduction To Organic Food Growing on Hackney growing site)
Harvest To Jar: Learn how to make jams, pickles, preserves, cordials, syrups and fruit leathers from local fruit (with Introduction To Fruit Trees/Bushes in a Hackney orchard)
Forage To Fork: Learn how to create delicious, seasonal and highly nutritious low-cost meals from wild, foraged food (with introduction to foraging in the Hackney area)
Making To Sell: Learn how to turn your food skills into an independent business/enterprise. Presentation, sourcing ingredients, finding retailers, marketing, branding and fine honing your cookery skills all covered.
Saturday Workshop Programme: A day long cookery workshop including an organic lunch (varied themes.)
Sunday Workshop Programme: A pay by donation, volunteer led Sunday afternoon workshop in local food skills.