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Volunteer Chef

We’re looking for a few good volunteers to help us cook delicious meals for hundreds of vulnerable and isolated people across Edinburgh. We need chefs who will relish the challenge of knocking up dishes in 200 + portion batches. We make good old fashioned Scran – mince n tatties, fish pie, stovies, mac cheese, etc – and cook all our dishes from the heart! The role is just to support the last few weeks of the scheme throughout August, so there will only be a few shifts available.

About Scran Academy

We are on a mission to see every young person, regardless of background or barrier, realise their full potential in learning, work and life. Too many young people in our most challenging communities never realise their talents or aspirations due to the effects of social inequality and poverty.

Experience Required

Essential: Food Hygiene level 2 Professional cooking experience

Training Details

You'll be given a brief training session referencing our COVID meals risk assessment and the kitchen you'll be based in.

Flexibility & Commitment

Short Term Volunteering (3 months or less);Ad hoc

6 hours per week for August

Location/Travel Details

We have 2 kitchens. One is at Fetlor Youth Club, 122 Crewe Road South, just opposite the Western General Hospital and accessible via various bus routes and there is also on-site parking. The other is just up the road at the NHS Comely Bank Centre, 13 Crewe Road South, just south of the Western General - also accessible via various bus routes, and on site parking can be provided.


No expenses

Accessibility Details

  • Happy to have a conversation about volunteer’s needs