Volunteer Project Assistant

Volunteer Project Assistant

The MAZI Project is looking for a volunteer Project Assistant to support the Project Manager in assembling and packing our weekly meal kits that go out to young people facing food poverty in Bristol.


Hours: Monday 10am – 2pm & Tuesday 8:30am – 3:30pm (max 12 hours per week)

Start Date: July 2024. Salary: Voluntary (6 month)

Do you have a passion for food and community, work in hospitality or enjoy cooking in a sustainable way and want to use your experience to help the community?

Are you studying public health, nutrition or social policy?

Are you passionate about social change and working to support marginalized groups? This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in any combination of the following:

  • Addressing social isolation and food insecurity
  • Operations management
  • Local food systems and sustainability
  • Youth engagement work
  • Refugee and asylum seeker support
  • Non-profit coordination


Who is The MAZI Project?

We are a Bristol based charity empowering marginalized 16 – 25 year olds through food. We support care leavers, young asylum seekers, youth recovering from homelessness and fleeing domestic violence.

We do this by:

  1. Feeding young people great local and nutritious food with our aMAZIng meal kits 2) Building connections within Bristol’s food scene
  2. Hosting aMAZIng events to create a community and togetherness
  3. Build young people’s confidence, practical skills and food independence


Role Responsibilities

  • Supporting the project manager in delivering our aMAZIng Meal Box Service. – Ensuring the kitchen is well managed & food hygiene standards are met – Communicating with volunteer groups
  • Assisting with the training of new volunteers to meet in house standards
  • Uphold the mission and values of The MAZI Project!



  • Organised, passionate, resourceful, good attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate, follow instructions and collaborate or lead effectively
  • Willingness to work with many different personalities: friendly and approachable
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude; enthusiastic and committed


Learning Outcomes

(dependant upon applicants’ areas of interest)

  • Local food systems and seasonal eating
  • The MAZI Project’s charitable processes, development work and structures – Accessing on-going funding revenues
  • The implementation of logistical systems
  • Improving services for refugees and asylum seekers
  • Building networks within the local food and hospitality industry


Extra perks

  • Snacks, tea and a good time every Tuesday
  • Any surplus fresh local and organic veg to top up your fridge
  • Discounted tickets to our supper clubs hosted some of Bristol’s best chefs – The opportunity to start your own projects, initiatives or events
  • Giving back to your community!


We welcome all applications, including those from under-represented backgrounds. Whether you have experience in the charity sector or want to take your first step into this industry, we would like to hear from you if you have the enthusiasm, insight, and commitment. We have a firm commitment to encouraging fairness and diversity in our workforce and we welcome applications from disabled people and those from BAME backgrounds.

To apply, please email lily@themaziproject.com with your CV, a brief cover email and any relevant experience!

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Unit 2, St Catherines Trading Estate
Dalby Avenue, Bedminster
Bristol, BS3 4DJ