Volunteer Cooking Assistant

3-4 hours a week

How to Apply


Cyrenians Cook School

66-68 Jane street Leith


Days & Times:

Thursday afternoon 2:30 till 6:30 

Monday 10:30 till 2:30

Tuesday or Wednesday 10:30 til 2:30


At the Flavour and Haver Cook school we endeavour to create a welcoming space for people to come together and eat food together.

Our aims are to improve nutrition and cooking skills by offering a 6-week block of cookery classes. Participants attend 1 class a week that are designed to assist them in developing basic cooking skills, in order to help them to live more independently and cook confidently. The recipes are easy to follow and all on a ‘health’ theme in order to promote awareness of healthy eating.

We run five 6-week blocks a year and participants upon successful completion gain an accredited REHIS Elementary Cooking Skills certificate.

What are the aims and expectations of the role?

  • To assist the cookery tutor in the delivery of a cooking class once a week (maximum 5-7 participants)
  • Assist in setting up the class, welcoming participants (with new participants given an induction in simple hygiene and safety in the kitchen), cooking with the participants and clearing up with the participants at the end of the class.
  • To work in a busy kitchen and respond to a variety of scenarios as they occur.
  • Participants will be from different backgrounds, will not have met before and will have varying needs: you may be working with participants who have a criminal record and have served their sentence or are out on parole; most will have experienced homelessness and many are still in temporary or hostel accommodation; some will have moved or be moving into their own accommodation; and some participants have mental health issues, learning difficulties, or have addictions.

How to Apply

Step 1

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