Food Service Volunteer

Location: York

Role Description

Union Terrace is a service within the charity Changing Lives which supports individuals with housing needs. As a Food Service Volunteer, you will assist staff in serving meals and cleaning up over the busy dinner shift.

Key responsibilities

  • Serve food
  • Assist with cleaning up at the end of service
  • Offer informal support to the residents and be a friendly, regular face within the hostel

Skills, experience and abilities

  • Friendly and approachable manner
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Open-minded with a non-judgemental approach to addiction, homelessness and recovery
  • Reliable, organised and able to keep calm under pressure
  • A commitment to the aims and principles of Changing Lives including a commitment to confidentiality
  • A good sense of humour
  • Ex-service users must have been out of treatment for a minimum of 12 months

Expected hours/times

Monday or Saturday or Sunday evening 17:30 – 19:30

Next Step

For more information about the role please contact Emily Elvin on 01904 464680 or email

To apply for this opportunity please contact Sead MasicChanging Lives, Central Office, Unit D13, Marquis Court, 10th Avenue West, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0RU Email:

Apply for this vacancy

To apply for this vacancy, download an application form and return your completed form to Volunteering Manager, Changing Lives, Central Office, Unit D13 Marquis Court, Tenth Avenue West, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0RU. Or, apply online by clicking the button below to complete the Volunteer Application Form.

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