Chef Volunteer

Location: Oxford

When: 24th December and 31st December 2021

Role reports to: Project Coordinator

You will contribute to ending homelessness by

Managing a small team of kitchen assistant volunteers to prepare meals for our members on the mornings of Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. It is important that the volunteer who fills this role has experience of cooking for large groups of people. In order to be successful in your application for this role you are required to show evidence of a Food Hygiene Level 2 Certificate If you need support to acquire this, please contact

  • Volunteers must be 18+
  • Experience of working in a fast paced kitchen environment 
  • Experience of cooking for large groups
  • Food Hygiene Level 2 Certificate desirable
  • Ability to follow instructions and also take the initiative when required
  • Good time-keeping and reliability
  • Non-judgmental, patient and friendly
  • An understanding of the importance of confidentiality and maintaining boundaries
  • Be positive, productive and have a passion to help end homelessness
  • Workplace experience in a national organisation
  • The opportunity to share existing or develop new skills in a friendly and supportive environment
  • Opportunities to work with staff and fellow volunteers during the year and an invite to our member celebrations where you can help us recognise the achievements of our members
  • Regular meetings with your supervisor to discuss how your volunteering is going and what other opportunities and training may be available to you together with an induction
  • A platform for building confidence 
  • A reference from a reputable organisation 
  • Prepare breakfast on Christmas Eve morning for our Crisis members to serve at a sit-down event or prepare for takeaway
  • Prepare pie and mash on New Year’s Eve (time tbc) for our Crisis members to serve at a sit-down event or prepare for takeaway
  • Manage a small team of kitchen assistants
  • Complete Food Hygiene Level 2 Certificate if required
  • Complete e-learning required for the role
  • Following role risk assessment and Covid19 guidance
  • We expect volunteers to comply with Crisis policies including health and safety, data protection and code of conduct at all times.
  • Travel and lunch expenses are reimbursed where appropriate
  • We strive to ensure that our services are welcoming, remain relevant and are fully accessible to everyone that we help and support. We are particularly welcoming of volunteers from diverse and other marginalised communities, as this helps us ensure the best experience for those that we are here to help. People who have lived experience of homelessness are also particularly welcome to apply.