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Can you give a Tuesday late afternoon or evening weekly, once a fortnight or monthly? We're looking for volunteers who would like to help with preparing ingredients, cooking, welcoming attendees and taking donations, serving the meal, or washing up and cleaning away for a free community meal in Lenton.

In return we can offer, free access to the gym and swimming pool at the Lenton Centre, great company, training, something fun to do on a Tuesday evening, and full support. You can give as much or as little time as you want to. The meal is cooked and served at the Thomas helwys Baptist church in Lenton.

We do not expect you to be Masterchefs! This is good, wholesome, home style cooking and training will be provided. However, if you do have existing catering or cooking skills we'd love to make use of these! A positive, friendly, non-judgmental and flexible personality is ultimately what matters. Our volunteers are a mixture of local residents and students and cover a whole range of ages and ethnicities. We'd love it if you could fit into the team. If you like cooking, meeting people, and making a difference to local lives this could be the role for you.

Befriender - 1hr p/w for 6months min;-

As a befriender you’ll provide company and a non-judgmental listening ear to somebody who is experiencing social isolation, loneliness, and/or difficulties with mental health. You will be trained and supported to offer regular social contact for a person experiencing isolation or living with mental health problems. By providing support, companionship and encouragement you will aim to support the client to develop increased confidence and self-esteem and to overcome social isolation. 

Befriender (Polish speakers) - 1hr p/w for 6months min;-

Exactly the same as above but to befriend Polish diners at the meal. Perhaps you're a native speakers, or perhaps you just know the basics, it will help engage Polish diners and give them a sense of belonging.

Tasty Tuesdays always welcome anyone interested in fundraising to support their free community meals. This role has flexibility and Tasty Tuesdays would love to work with you and your ideas.

We're looking for volunteers to help with these roles on any Tuesday that they can offer:

• Preparation and cooking - 3 - 6pm

• Serving the meal and clearing away - 5:45 - 8pm


- Click on the below button 'Register Now'.

- The Student Volunteer Centre will send you the contact details for Jenna, who runs Tasty Tuesdays.

- Jenna will send you a quick application pack and call you in for a brief induction.

- Jenna aims to get back to students within a week.

There are other roles to get involved with via this project - just ask Jenna and she'll be happy to fill you in.


Contact Details

Student Volunteer Centre (SVC)

UoN Students' Union

C Floor, Portland Building

University Park,

Nottingham, NG7 2RD


0115 846 8750


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