Opportunities to Get Involved

WCHG-161The Real Food Wythenshawe Volunteer and Ambassador programme helps the project team to deliver the aim of supporting residents of Wythenshawe to pursue healthy lower carbon lifestyles through the food they grow, cook and eat. Established for over 6 years, the team are experienced in helping people and communities improve their health and wellbeing.

Our many volunteers and several ambassadors contribute to the wealth of activity going on as part of this project either through the knowledge they already have or through being part of the project and receiving support, training and experience.

How do I become an ambassador?

Anyone who has a background in growing, permaculture cooking, nutrition, environment, aquaponics/hydroponics and, most importantly, good food and would be interested in getting you involved with Real Food Wythenshawe to spread your knowledge and enthusiasm, we would love to hear from you. You can fill in the Expression of Interest form or email Kay.Bamford@wchg.org.uk

How do I become a volunteer?

If you would like to volunteer you will be supported with training and have access to all the Real Food Wythenshawe workshops. To get started all you need to do is fill in the Expression of Interest form or email Kay.Bamford@wchg.org.uk

Example Volunteer Roles

Cooking with Confidence

  • Support our weekly cooking sessions and provide support around healthy affordable eating.
  • Learn how to cook from scratch and take control of your health, your budget and your life.
  • Support at Real Food Wythenshawe events.

Cooking with Confidence volunteers will have the opportunity to complete their food hygiene certification along with other training (such as health champion training, cooking on a budget, labelling, preserving).

The Green Doctor

  • Help to maintain fruit and vegetable growing sites around Wythenshawe and at the Walled Garden and Horticultural Centre in Wythenshawe Park.
  • Opportunities to develop new friendships, increase support networks and build confidence.
  • Support at Real Food Wythenshawe events.

All roles will be supported by training opportunities. For example, employability skills through our ‘Real Opportunities’ programme. Planning your fruit and vegetable plot, soil management, container growing, composting first aid training, carbon literacy.