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Baking Support Volunteer

Baking Support Volunteer
Artizan International
Description of the role:

We are looking for enthusiastic bakers to work alongside our differently able participant supporting them in baking product for our training café in the center of Harrogate. The type of products you would be involved in supporting would be cakes, brownies and muffins. As we prepare sandwiches and salads in the morning for sale, baking needs to take place from 1-3 in the afternoons. There could be some flexibility in the start and finish times.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

Experience of working with people with different abilities would be useful but not essential.
Patience and kindness
Food Hygiene certificate would be need but this can be done on line and is not expensive to do.
You must be able to work independently as you will be supporting our participants.

Practical information:

Once a week in the afternoon say 1-4


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Over 18s
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Artizan International,
Unit 4, Nidderdale House
Cambridge Road
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 22.06.2022
Organisation Information

​Artizan International (originally named Craft Aid International) was founded in 2013 by Susie Hart MBE, on returning to Harrogate after 10 years of life and work in Tanzania, East Africa, where she set up a social enterprise called Neema Crafts. This centre provides training and employment for people with disabilities who would otherwise be street begging to earn a living. Having started with three deaf trainees when she began, on a start-up budget of just £400, by the time she left the centre was employing over 120 people with a huge range of disabilities, all of whom are now able to support themselves and their families with dignity and pride.

Susie set up Artizan International on returning home, to pass on this model to other developing countries where people with disabilities are still living in poverty. She also found that differently-able people in the UK are often very socially isolated.

So, as an organisation we got started by running free weekly therapeutic crafts sessions for adults with disabilities in the community in Harrogate and Leeds. We also worked with long-term hospital inpatients at Harrogate and Ripon hospitals, and ran after school clubs for children with special needs too.

We create beautiful, joy-giving, artisan-made cards, gifts, jewellery and home accessories .
Visit our Oxford Street shop for fair-trade, high quality products, made ethically and mindfully in Ecuador and Peru.