Breakfast Club Cooks & Helpers

A bit about the role:

As a Breakfast Club Cook and Helper you will cook and serve breakfast for our clients attending the breakfast club, whilst helping to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

What goes on here?

Littlehampton Community Hub provides a vital service to those that are homeless, vulnerably housed and on a low income in the Littlehampton area.

We provide a number of services that work with some of the most entrenched and vulnerable people in the local area, including a Breakfast Club, Women’s group, and drop in service and support from specialist members of staff. This support includes budgeting, CV writing, housing advice and emotional support in areas such as mental health and substance misuse.

Organisations such as Change, Grow, Live (CGL), ADC Housing Options, PAUSE and MIND, drop into the hub regularly to give clients advice and support, and make it easier to access these services for the first time. Our Early Intervention and Assessment Worker does a drop in at the Job Centre on Friday mornings to support clients with any benefit enquiries.

We run groups such as ‘meat and eat’, a cooking group which has been co-produced by clients, volunteers and staff, to learn basic cooking skills and have a time for clients to be able to communicate with each other as part of the community. We focus on client feedback to enable the development of new groups and activities to support client wellbeing.

What will I be doing?


  • Cooking hot breakfast items.
  • Welcoming our clients and taking their breakfast orders.
  • Making hot and cold drinks and promoting a welcoming environment.
  • Taking plates and cups, loading and unloading the dishwasher.
  • Reporting to staff members any problems.

Assisting with kitchen duties.

What Training will I receive?

Turning Tides offers volunteers training so your time volunteering is the best it can be, is as safe as possible, and of course adds value to your experience and to Turning Tides.

Every volunteer regardless of role will have their initial induction.  During this induction you be taken through a PowerPoint presentation and be issued with ‘Not Just a Volunteer’ handbook. The induction will cover Professional Boundaries, Safeguarding and Equality and Diversity and be a chance for you to ask any questions.

This role requires the following additional training and we ask that you can commit to this. (The training is in a variety of formats depending on the subject – a video to watch, a document to read or an online course).


Commitment and Timeframe

It us Turning Tides’ hope and expectation that as a volunteer you will:

  • be inclusive and welcoming.
  • communicate with staff on duty.
  • be flexible to the needs of the staff member on duty..
  • abide by the Confidentiality, Professional Boundaries and Health and Safety Policies at all times.

Monday – Friday 8.30am – 11am. Flexible, either one morning per week or one morning per month.

Sign Up Process

All of Turning Tides’ roles require two character references. These references do not need to be employment references, however, we cannot accept references from family members.

More Information

We need to ensure you are eligible to volunteer in the UK.  To do this we will ask to see documentation that proves your right to volunteer in the UK at your induction.

If you are unable to provide this documentation you will be unable to volunteer. If you have the right to work in the UK on a permanent basis you are also normally allowed to volunteer. If in doubt, please contact the Home Office.

If you have any further queries please contact the Gabriella on: 07749491285 or

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Breakfast Club Cooks & Helpers


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The United Reformed Church
1 High St
BN17 5EG

Days / Hours:

Monday – Friday 8.30am – 11am. Flexible, either one morning per week or one morning per month.

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