Mealtime & Kitchen Volunteers

The Sussex Beacon

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Mealtime Volunteers are the key link between the Catering Team and our In-Patient Unit.

You will be responsible for:

  • Taking meal orders from our clients staying in our IPU,
  • Taking the Meal Trolley from the kitchen to the IPU. 
  • Ensuring that the IPU Kitchenette is kept clean, tidy and stocked.
  • Laying the tables in  IPU and our dining room.
  • Filling and emptying the dishwasher. 
  • Assisting kitchen staff with deliveries and stock rotation. 


  • You will need to have excellent communication skills and the ability to work both with others and as part of a team.  Some catering experience would be an advantage but training will be given.
  • Willing to complete Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene Catering Certificate.
  • Be committed to ongoing personal development.
  • Able to ask for support when needed.
  • Be reliable and able to commit to a regular shift over a period of at least 6 months.


  • An opportunity to join a growing, friendly team of Sussex Beacon volunteers.
  • Gain a qualification in food hygiene level 2.
  • We offer our volunteers a subsidised lunch and will pay your Bus Fare up to the cost of a City Saver Bus fare.

Practical Considerations

  • You will need to be available between 10.30 and 1.30pm on either a Monday, Wednesday or Friday.
  • You will need your own transport or be able to take a 37 bus to our site in Bevendean Road which stops at Meadowview.
  • You will be need to be fit enough to push our food trolley.

When do I need to be available?

Details You will need to be available on either a Monday , Wednesday or Friday between 10.30 and 2pm.
Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?

10 Bevendean Road
East Sussex

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  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
    We can pay up to cost of a Brighton City Bus saver towards a bus fare or petrol.
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
    All volunteers undergo a 3 shift induction period.
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
    We are fully insured.
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
    You must be over 18 years old for this volunteering oppotunity.
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
    We are unable have volunteers under the age of 18 at our Bevendean road premises.
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
    You will be supported by the Volunteer Corodinator and your line manager.
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training
    You will receive training for this role.