Tŷ Hafan - the Hospice for Children in Wales

Volunteer Catering Assistant

We are Tŷ Hafan

We believe that when a child’s life will be short, no family should have to live it on their own.

Too many families in Wales are struggling through the fear, exhaustion and uncertainty that comes with caring for a child whose life will be short.

At the moment we only have enough money to support 10% of the families who need us.

By volunteering, you can help us to reach every family who needs us. 

Through life, death and beyond. 

Do you have a passion for cooking or interest in working in a kitchen environment? If so, you might be the perfect fit for our kitchen volunteer position at the hospice.

Good food is central to the care we provide, from catering for specialist dietary needs in the everyday, to special occasions such as our annual memorial event.

The kitchen is situated immediately off the main lounge, the central hub of the Hospice, where families come together to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by our talented head chef and his team.

For our children and their families, mealtimes provide comfort, a sense of normality and a chance to socialize. Without the stress of shopping, planning and clearing up - we take the pressure off.

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Age requirement: 18+

Time commitment: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday.

.Location: This role will be based at the Tŷ Hafan Hospice in Sully assisting the kitchen staff. The kitchen is situated immediately off the lounge, the central hub of the Hospice, where families come together to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by our talented head chef and the team.

Activities you could be involved in:  

Keeping the dining area neat and tidy by clearing away plates and crockery

Help with food preparation

For experienced chefs and bakers, there is an opportunity to get involved in cooking meals and baking goods

Wash dishes and utensils with kitchen equipment

Serve tea/coffee and food with a smile

Chat with staff, families and children and make them feel welcome

 At Tŷ Hafan our people values are working together, demonstrating compassion, providing excellent service and taking ownership. We expect all colleagues and volunteers to behave with high levels of integrity and to represent our values as a core part of their role. 

What skills will you need?

Ability to work as part of a team

Ability to follow procedures and health and safety requirements

Physical strength to lift, carry and stand for long periods of time

Knowledge of Health and Safety and Food Hygiene Procedures

Inclusive and non-judgmental attitude towards families, volunteers, staff and visitors

Here's what you can expect from our training:

You will receive a comprehensive induction

You will learn about health and safety in the kitchen

You will have the opportunity to earn your food hygiene certificate

You will work with friendly and supportive kitchen staff and volunteers

Opportunities to complete relevant e-learning

Benefits of becoming a Kitchen Volunteer

You can make a positive difference in the lives of children and their families by providing them with nutritious and delicious meals

You can learn new skills and gain valuable experience in food preparation, service and safety

You can meet new people and join a community of compassionate and dedicated volunteers who share your passion for cooking and helping others

You can enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you are contributing to a meaningful cause

You can express your creativity and personality through your cooking and baking

You will receive feedback and appreciation from hospice staff and guests

Are you ready to join us as a volunteer?

Just click the “Fill in an application” button on the top of this page and complete a simple form.

We will ask you to provide us with the details of two referees and an Enhanced DBS check is required for this role. Tŷ Hafan will cover the costs of any background checks and we will contact you with details on completing a DBS, once your application is successful.

We can't wait to welcome you to the team!

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This role is purely voluntary and this arrangement is not meant to be a legally binding one or an employment contract.

Providing care and support is something we are only able to do because of the kindness and commitment of our wonderful staff, supporters and volunteers.