Volunteer role summary
  • Role: Volunteer Catering Assistant.
  • Supported by: Chef.
  • Hours of service: The minimum requirement is 4 hours per week.
  • In addition, all our volunteers take part in induction and training; much of which happens in the first two months. We can also consider any relevant qualifications or training you may have. We expect that in the first 3 months our Volunteer Catering Assistants may engage in up to 8 hours per month of initial mandatory training, then up to 6 hours monthly additional support and opportunities for personal / professional development.
  • Location: Skanda Vale Hospice, Saron, Llandysul, SA44 5DY.

Our Catering Assistants are an essential part of our operational team. They receive formal support from the Catering Lead but are supervised day-to-day by the Chefs whom they assist to work culinary magic into wonderful hospice menus; nurturing our patients, guests and team members with feel-good cuisine.

During respite, they may help prepare food for breakfast, lunch, supper or snacks but for day hospice it’s all about the wholesome and tasty shared lunch. Great food is a much loved, social aspect of people’s time with us and something the wider team appreciates too; so the catering team gets to enjoy not only the fruits of their labour, but widespread popularity!

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How to apply

Please fill in the application form below and if you have any questions please email: volunteers@skandavalehospice.org

What happens next?

We will be in touch in a few days for a follow-up chat and to arrange an interview. If successful, we’ll then ask for two character references from colleagues or professionals and begin your induction training. Then you’ll be ready to roll!


After you press ‘Send’ you should see a “Thank you” notification which lets you know the ball is rolling. Please don’t leave the page until then. You should also receive an email saying we’ll be in touch – but just to make sure, it’d be great if you’d drop an email to volunteers@skandavalehospice.org (that way we can keep a lookout for your form).

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