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Age UK Plymouth Volunteers Needed

Type: Hospitality, Information / advice

Location: All of Plymouth

Age UK Plymouth exists to care for and work with older people and their carers in and around the City of Plymouth to improve their quality of life through the promotion of choice, opportunity and independence.

We are currently looking for applicants for the roles below. If the role matches with your skills, interest and experience we’d love to hear from you.

Catering Assistant
• To carry out general kitchen duties under the instruction and supervision of the Cook and/or Chef Manager
• To carry out general kitchen duties – such as laying tables, serving, clearing away and washing up
• To comply with food hygiene regulations (training will be given)
• To clean catering areas, ensuring a high standard of cleanliness
• To dispose of waste correctly
• To follow COSHH guidelines at all times, e.g. use of cleaning fluids and protective clothing (training will be given)
• To comply with the Age UK Plymouth’s policies and procedures
• To log all volunteer hours on Charity Log, our CRM System (training provided)
• To undertake other ad-hoc duties as and when requested

What Skills does a Catering Assistant need?
A Catering Assistant needs:
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Understanding of and empathy with older people
• Reliability and trustworthiness
• Willingness to attend Induction Course and undertake training appropriate to the role
• Patience
• Good Communication Skills
• Friendly

Upcycling Volunteer
We are looking for someone to volunteer within our Dementia Day Centre in Plymstock. In our Plymstock centre we have just started a new upcycling group, we are looking for someone with a basic level of DIY skills. At Age UK Plymouth we offer a range of services to the older people in Plymouth in order to encourage them to love later life.

What skills does an Upcycling Volunteer need?
An Upcycling volunteer needs:
• Patience
• A friendly, approachable manner
• Empathy with older people
• Ability to work as part of a team as well as on a 1-2-1 basis
• Good communication skills
• Reliability and trustworthiness
• Willingness to attend induction and undertake training appropriate to the role
• Experience with painting, decorating, woodwork and upholstery If you feel you have, or could develop with training and support, the above skills we would welcome your application.

Main duties as an Upcycling Volunteer
• Following all risk assessments and our current Health & Safety policy
• Use your creativity to create items that could be sold to the public •
Keep all tools and materials in a good condition
• Supporting our clients living with dementia to be able to carry out tasks
• Look out for suitable items that could be upcycled within the Dementia Day Centre

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