Come and get involved with Kids Kitchen! Our sessions are all about food, people and connection, and it’s the same for our organisation.

We love meeting new people, welcoming them into our world and working with them to spread the joy of cooking to as many families as possible.

Could you be the next member of the Kids Kitchen team? See below for our current volunteering and job opportunities.

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Many of our sessions are completely run by volunteers. Would you like to join them?

You will help with setting up, ensuring the session runs smoothly and with clearing up at the end. Chatting to adults and children, you will help make everyone feel welcome and included. You might get a chance to lead an activity (if you want) and get feedback from families after the session.

If you can’t make it to a session but still want to support us, you can let other parents know about us. If you are a part of local networks – in person or online – like Facebook or Whatsapp groups, PTAs or clubs then you can spread the word about Kids Kitchen and the benefits of coming along to a session. We have lots of ways of reaching new families, but word of mouth is still the best!

We also have volunteering positions available for our wonderful Recipe Club in Waltham Forest. More info HERE

If you would like to volunteer with us, please get in contact with your nearest hub. 


Session Leader:  East London

Kids Kitchen session leaders lead highly interactive, engaging sessions aiming not just to cook with kids but to engage everyone in an activity that builds community too. 

We have a real range of experiences in our team.  Your experience will be useful but your commitment to our values is important too!   You will be fully trained before you start.

Tasks include:

  • Planning sessions
  • Buying produce
  • Publicising the session
  • Arranging resources and ingredients
  • Reflect on each session when it is complete
  • Working within Kids Kitchen values.

This role is freelance, delivering work associated with commissioned or funded work.  For each session delivered, session leaders will be paid for up to 6 hrs prep / delivery work, though this depends on the kind of session, location and experience of the session leader.

Kids Kitchen has a flat rate of pay, our current hourly rate for freelance workers is £18 / hr.

Please read the full role description and person specification here.   Send a covering letter explaining how you fit the points of the person specification above (and a CV if you have one) to Alice [email protected]

Deadline: 23rd of May – Interviews week commencing 6th of June