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volunteer teams

1. Join our Veg Packing Team

2. Join our Food for All Meal Project Team

 

1. Veg Packing team

Wednesdays 10.30am and 2pm

Every week we sort the deliveries of fresh produce from our farmers at our base at Wolves Lane Centre. We work as a small team to sort & weigh the deliveries of fresh produce from our farmers and pack into our customer’s individual bags ready to be delivered to our collection points around Haringey.

This role is suitable for volunteers with a wide range of physical abilities – lifting & carrying sacks of potatoes an advantage but not essential and for those with additional learning needs. We require attention to detail and accuracy with weighing produce and ensuring all produce is packed in the bags as required. We work outdoors but under cover and you’ll be on your feet so dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. 

We are a team of about 10 people each week. We’re friendly, supportive, have a good chat and enjoy the company with music & refreshments.  

It’s a great way of learning about different varieties of vegetables, what's in season throughout the year and sharing recipes with each other. At the end of the pack we share any surplus veg among the volunteers.

We grow some of the crops for the veg bags here at Wolves Lane so there may be opportunities to work in the glasshouses in the future.

Want to find out more? Conact us - veg@cropdrop.co.uk or call 07432588734

 

2. Food for All Meal Project Team

Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9am - 1.30pm

The Wolves Lane Meal Project was started up in the first lockdown in April 2020 to provide fresh healthy meals for people experiencing hardship and food poverty due to the pandemic. The team produce up to 350+ ready meals each week which are donated to local food banks and hubs. The project is still running due to the high levels of demand at food banks, and has expanded to also provide lunch for the volunteers working on site. This project is delivered by Crop Drop in partnership with the Wolves Lane Centre.

For both the below roles, you don't need to commit to both days or every week - if you can only do one day per week or even once a month, we'd still love to hear from you!

Cooking assistants:

Assist our community chef in the preparation of simple and nutritious plant based meals using fresh produce grown on site and donated food surplus. The role includes preparation and cooking of ingredients, overseeing packing as well as clearing and washing up. We encourage volunteers to contribute ideas for dishes and recipes.

Who it's for: We are looking for someone, ideally with a level 2 food hygiene qualification or with cooking experience and willing to undertake level 2 food hygiene online training. You will have a love of food and cooking and enthusiasm to be creative with seasonal ingredients and the ability to work with others as part of a small team.

What you'll gain: It’s a great way to get a feeling for what’s in season and liaise with the growers on site. It will support moves you might want to make into employment in the catering industry. You will get a nutritious lunch at the end of the shift. You can earn Timecredits which can be spent in a number of establishments.

Meal prep and packing assistants

This is the support team that help the chefs produce the meals - it involves lots of chopping, portioning and packaging cooked meals ready for collection.  Clearing, cleaning and washing up afterwards too. You will help with additional food prep guided by the chef and assistant cook, but not in the kitchen.

You will need to be good at working with others, a clear communicator and happy to follow instructions and guidance working carefully and with attention to detail.

What you'll gain: You can improve your knife and prep skills and ideas on how to cook healthy meals from scratch. You will get a nutritious lunch at the end of the shift. You can earn Timecredits which can be spent in a number of establishments.

Want to find out more or register your interest? Contact veg@cropdrop.co.uk