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Choir Catering Volunteer

NW1 0AA, London (Greater)
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Social Care & Welfare
Part Time
Contract Type

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Purpose of the Role:

The aim of ScotsCare’s choir is to bring people together and to raise funds for our work.  Singing and being part of a group is proven to improve our emotional and physical well-being.  This role will support our Social Events Coordinator (SEC) in preparing and serving food for the choir to share after each weekly choir practice session over the course of 3 x 10 week terms p.a.

 Tasks include:

  • Food preparation – preparing and setting out food bought by SEC and contributions from clients –starting approx. 4.30-5pm and preparing food for choir members to share after rehearsal at 5.45pm Clearing up afterwards with other volunteers and SEC Welcoming clients, paying particular attention to those who may be nervous or shy Respecting confidentiality and maintaining appropriate professional boundaries with clients, some of whom are vulnerable Work in safe manner and in accordance with event safety requirements as outlined by the SEC Report any issues or concerns to the SEC or Volunteer Coordinator as soon as possible

Skills / qualities needed

  • Food Hygiene qualification or willingness to do training – we can provide this one day training course if needed Reliable with good time keeping Good communication skills, friendly and a welcoming manner Non-judgemental attitude Awareness and understanding of confidentiality and the need for professional boundaries Compassionate approach to the aims of ScotsCare Willingness to attend training relevant to the role at City Road

What you can expect

  • A full induction into ScotsCare and instruction and support to carry out your role Training relevant to your role i.e.  Safeguarding adults, confidentiality, boundaries etc Travel expenses reimbursed and refreshments provided Opportunities to be involved in other volunteering roles if interested Volunteer social events and newsletters Volunteers are welcome to join us for food and conversation if time allows.


ScotsCare is the trading name of The Royal Scottish Corporation, the working name of The Scottish Hospital of the Foundation of King Charles II, which was set up by successful Scotsmen to help those from their home country who had fallen on hard times.  It is the oldest Scottish charity operating outside Scotland and was granted a Royal Charter in 1665.

The charity had evolved from an earlier mutual-aid society or ‘box club’ for London Scots called the ‘Scots Box’.  This was designed to help impoverished Scots in the capital who were not entitled to Parish poor relief, and in funding the burial of poor Scots during the Plague.  From this foundation, ScotsCare evolved.

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