Lancaster and Morecambe - Older People's Service

VALE VIEW CENTRE, Stratford Close, Lancaster LA1 2JP T: 01524 381 164 - Vale View Day centre (Lancaster) - Baking Support

Baking Support Volunteers


One of the best things about baking (apart from the lovely smell of freshly cooked food and cakes) is the pleasure of sharing it with others.

If you love to cook and are able to share that enthusiasm to encourage others (some of whom may never have baked before) this could be the ideal opportunity for you.

Older people services operate using quality services which are provided in a safe way for all residents, staff, volunteers and visitors. Their core purpose is to provide high quality person centred daytime support for the people of Lancashire.

Support from a Volunteer to support their activities can help make a difference in someone’s life.

You must be willing to go through an induction process and relevant background checks; this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


  • Assisting a small group of service users with baking – following hygiene rules
  • Actively support, encourage and empower the service user to achieve specified and agreed goals and objectives
  • Encourage and spend some time chatting to residents helping to combat feelings of loneliness
  • Help to brighten up a resident’s day
  • Log volunteering hours monthly on-line


    Required Qualities

  • Good knowledge of baking and keen to share these skills with a small group of service users at the centre
  • Be good communicators
  • Be committed to providing a good service
  • Be patient
  • Adhere to confidentiality guidelines
  • Be friendly and have an approachable manner
  • Have knowledge and awareness of dementia issues


    Training will be provided in the form of distance eLearning. Volunteers must have completed the required training before any activity can be undertaken and will be asked to regularly refresh training where required.


Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Wednesday Afternoon