Student Liaison Coordinator
As a Student Liaison Coordinator you’ll be a central part of the Project Leader team working with the local University
and Student Societies to promote the aims of FoodCycle and to help to increase the number of student volunteers
within the charity. You will also be passionate about engaging students in volunteering and actively seek out
opportunities to engage with University Societies to promote FoodCycle’s and all that we do.
FoodCycle combines surplus food, volunteers and free kitchen space to create nutritious, three-course meals for the community.
We have 4 main aims:
- To strengthen communities
- To encourage friendships
- To improve nutrition and reduce hunger
- To change attitudes towards food and to reduce food waste
A FoodCycle project is where the magic happens. Each project is run on the ground by a team of 8 or more lead volunteers called Project Leaders, with each leader taking on a specific role to ensure the smooth running of their FoodCycle Project. These people are passionate, committed and want to make a positive change within their community, they take ownership of their project and make decisions about the day-to-day running of it.
Skills you’ll learn
- Teamwork: you’ll work as part of a team to prepare a delicious meal and serve it to our guests.
- Providing information: you’ll lead on promoting your project to universities and societies, including
circulating FoodCycle outreach materials.
- Relationship building: you’ll be building lasting relationships with your local university(s) as well as your
guests and volunteers.
- Leadership and delegation: we’ll train you up to lead sessions and induct new volunteers at your project.
- Event Planning – you will be coordinating volunteer to come help out at fairs, and looking at engaging the
student populations near your project in university society and campus events
- Networking and public speaking: there will be opportunities for you to represent FoodCycle at external
events, such as fresher fairs and university volunteer fairs, here you will be letting students know about the
great work that your project does and help grow its reputation.
What to expect from FoodCycle
- Ongoing, regular visits, support and advice from your Regional Manager
- A training conference to equip you for your role. Travel, accommodation and food cost covered by FoodCycle.
- Expenses covered in line with our volunteer policy.
- Training throughout the year from FoodCycle, including safeguarding and first aid.
- Impressive skills to add to your CV and a reference if/when you need it.
- Accredited level two food safety qualification provided by FoodCycle.
- The opportunity to meet a large network of like-minded people.
- A fun, creative volunteer experience with ownership over a community led project.
What’s expected of me
We ask that Project Leaders stay with us for a minimum of 9 months, to enable them to get the most out of the role. As Community Outreach Coordinator, you will be expected to:
- Attend a monthly Project Leader meeting to discuss as a team how things are going.
- Lead a minimum of one session per month
- Follow all FoodCycle policies and procedures
- Complete a DBS check and attend safeguarding training
- Complete the project report on our website after leading a session
The suggested minimum time commitment to your role is 12 hours a month.
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