Recipe for life volunteers 

Our Recipe for life project supports families to gain the knowledge, confidence and skills to have a healthy diet and make healthy lifestyle choices. 

The project focuses on;

  • Menu planning, budgeting and food shopping 
  • Practical cooking skills 
  • Using leftovers and reducing waste 
  • Cooking with children 
  • Supporting breastfeeding and weaning 
  • Maintaining a healthy diet and weight    

Our recipe for life volunteers: 

  • Deliver one-to-one cooking sessions to families in their own homes  
  • Deliver small group cooking sessions with families 
  • Help to create a library of recipes in written, easy-read, and video formats 
  • Emphasise the important of a healthy diet to give children the best start in life 
  • Support and encourage parents to improve their knowledge, skills and confidence around food and cooking 
  • Encourage parents to include children in cooking activities 
  • Help to deliver food and kitchen supplies to families who need them 
  • Go through our Volunteer Preparation training course prior to undertaking specialist training 

We offer our recipe for life volunteers: 

  • Excellent preparation for the role through Confidence to Cook, Nutrition, and Food Hygiene training  
  • Regular and frequent support and supervision meetings, and ongoing help and advice, from a dedicated Volunteer Coordinator 
  • Ongoing training and personal development opportunities 
  • The opportunity to make new friends and build social networks 
  • Involvement in a vital local service which is part of a national and global network 

If you’re passionate about food and cooking and love to share your passion with other people, then you’re just the kind of person who would make a great Recipe for Life volunteer

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