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‘Healthy eating’ cookery courses

March-May 2019, Oxford

Enthusiastic volunteers needed to assist with courses for parents, carers and older men

For people on a budget, accessing a nutritious, balanced diet can be a struggle. What’s more, many people lack the confidence and skills to cook healthy meals from scratch. These free classes will give participants experience in seasoning, combining flavours and cooking methods, thus giving them the confidence to experiment themselves once back in their own kitchens.

Volunteers would assist with six cookery sessions, which would include helping to set up and clear the space and supporting participants during the classes (3.5 hours in total per session, to include a communal dinner!) Volunteers will also have the option of running 3 short activities with participants on how to reduce food waste when cooking (training and resources will be provided). No cooking experience is required – just a positive attitude!

Volunteers will gain valuable experience of supporting the delivery of skills-based workshops, and will become part of an Oxfordshire-wide network of volunteers who are fighting food waste and promoting healthy eating. Volunteers will also have access to a range of free workshops and training opportunities.

The classes will run from March-May 2019 at the Oxford Academy, Oxford OX4 6JZ 

Parents & carers’ cooking course: Wednesdays 20/03, 27/03, 03/04, (Easter Break), 24/04, 01/05, 08/05/2019

Older men’s cooking course: Six Tuesdays from 19/03 until 23/04/2019

The classes run from 6-8pm, volunteers would need to be available 5-8:30pm

Want to find out more?

If you would like to volunteer on one of the courses, or would like to find out more, contact the volunteer coordinator: anais.bozetine@resourcefutures.co.uk

The sessions are delivered by Good Food Oxford and supported by Oxford University’s LEAP Project, funded by The Wellcome Trust; and Veg Cities, a feature campaign of Sustainable Food Cities.