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Volunteer Kitchen Porter

Looking for a new challenge that will make a real difference to your local community this summer? ellenor has an exciting volunteering role available.

Location: ellenor Northfleet
Hours: from 3 hrs per day (7 days available)
Times: 11:00-14:00
Days: Monday- Sunday


We are seeking some dedicated and compassionate Volunteer Kitchen Porters to join our team at a hospice. As a Volunteer Kitchen Porter, you will play a crucial role in supporting the day-to-day operations of our hospice kitchen, ensuring a clean and organized environment that promotes the well-being of our patients, families, and staff. Your commitment to maintaining high standards of cleanliness and hygiene will contribute to the overall comfort and satisfaction of those under our care.

Some key traits you will need as a Volunteer Porter:

  • Washing dishes: ensuring that all items are thoroughly cleaned and sanitised.
  • Cleaning and sanitising surfaces: Kitchen porters clean and sanitise countertops, workstations, and preparation areas to maintain a hygienic environment.
  • Disposal of kitchen waste, including food scraps and packaging materials, into designated bins.
  • Assisting with food preparation: There may be an involvement in basic food preparation tasks, such as peeling vegetables, chopping ingredients, handling and distributing food. 
  • Emptying and cleaning trash bins: Regularly emptying and cleaning trash bins throughout the kitchen area, including recycling and compost bins, to maintain cleanliness and prevent odours.
  • Adhering to health and safety regulations at all times.

Please note applicants must be over the age of 18. 

For informal enquiries please contact Amanda Jordan, Catering & Housekeeping Coordinator on 01474 320007

Please send your completed application form to HR at hr@ellenor.org