Volunteer Kitchen Porter

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Volunteer Kitchen Porter

Role: Volunteer Kitchen Porter

Where: Fairgreen Hostel, Fairgreen Rd., Galway

When: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday, 4-6pm

About COPE Galway

COPE Galway believes in the principle of every person having a home which meets their needs. Our vision is an improved quality of life, in a home of your own for people affected by homelessness, women & children experiencing domestic violence and older people. We believe communities have a very important role in assisting us with our mission. Volunteering is one very important way in which our community can help us in our work.

Service Description:

COPE Fairgreen Hostel is a 26 bedroom hostel which provides emergency and short term accommodation for men experiencing homelessness.  The aim of the service is to provide a quality service that endeavours to meet the individual needs of its clients.

Volunteer Role Description:

To assist the Chef in the kitchen and the kitchen duties

Responsible to: Manager/Designated Person

Main tasks:

  • Carry out duties with due regard to cleanliness under the guidance provided in accordance with HACCP (food safety management system) at all times
  • Manage food waste, general waste & recycling refuse
  • Wash pots and pans crockery, cutlery and utensils

Level of English required:  Intermediate

Induction and Training

The volunteer will receive induction training prior to starting the role. Training will be if is deemed appropriate for the role.

Support and Supervision

Volunteer will be supervised by the Manager/Designated Person.

  • The opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of the clients who use our Services
  • The opportunity to gain practical experience in this role
  • The volunteer conducts him/herself in a professional manner and maintains a respectful and courteous manner in dealing with clients
  • Willingness to work within the values and policies of COPE Galway
  • The volunteer will maintain confidentiality in respect of all matters which come to their knowledge in the course of the volunteer role
Recruitment Process
  • Submit an application for the role
  • Screening – once the application form is received and the applicant is considered a suitable match for the role, the applicant will be invited to an Interview
  • The interview will take place in the relevant service. Successful applicants will be offered the volunteer role subject to 2 Reference Checks from Irish referees and Garda Vetting
  • Induction and Orientation will be provided prior to commencement
  • Trial period – volunteers commencing with COPE Galway are subject to a trial period


How to Apply

First, you will need to download, save and complete the volunteer application form.

Download Volunteer Application Form


There are three ways you can submit your completed volunteer application form to us.
  • Email your completed application form to volunteer@copegalway.ie
  • Post or bring in your application form to Volunteer Office, COPE Galway, Calbro House, Tuam Road, Galway.
  • Submit your application using the online form below.

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