Volunteering in the Community Kitchen at Greener Kirkcaldy
Community Food Team volunteer Gordon Nisbet explains how joining the team has helped him to gain valuable skills and meet new people.
My name is Gordon and I have autism. I started coming along to Greener Kirkcaldy to complete their Smart Cooking course early in 2022.
After two years of Covid restrictions, this was a positive move to re-introduce my social skills and help me meet new people. Staff and volunteers were welcoming and helpful. I felt included from the start and the class provided a safe environment where I felt welcomed.
I joined the Friday Cooking Club to learn new skills, which has made an impact on what I cook when at home. It has been particularly helpful because at Greener Kirkcaldy I use a cooker similar to the one I have at home.
I am now volunteering in the kitchen to help with community meals, in the Lang Toun Larder and in the pop-up cafe. I’m learning new skills and meeting people every day, and I don’t even mind doing the dishes! I am also really good at sorting the cupboard and keeping it tidy and organised.
Greener Kirkcaldy is supported by more than 100 volunteers across all areas of our work. Find out how you can get involved.|