Volunteer Community Cafe Assistant


Our Community Cafe brings people together by providing a welcoming environment and a safe space for people to be. From a cuppa and a chat, to help with any personal issues people may face, staff are there to oversee the delivery of activities and provide its service to the community. The volunteer will support the YMCA staff with the running of the cafe, working alongside other volunteers and staff to provide a high quality level of service to our members.


Tasks will include:

Welcoming and liaising with customers and members of the community.

Taking orders and serving customers their food and drinks.

Operating the till and card machine.

Supporting with the cleaning of the cafe to a high standard.

Working as part of a team, alongside YMCA staff and other volunteers.

Skills & Qualities

YMCA Teesdale volunteers are friendly and patient, they understand the needs of our community and the reasons for the Community Cafe delivering the services it provides. Reliability is key, volunteers should be able to maintain the commitment of the times and hours that they wish to support.

When & Where?

Lipscomb Hall, Cockfield, Bishop Auckland, DL13 5DL.

The times and commitment of the role are flexible to fit around the volunteers own commitments. The cafes opening times are as follows:

Monday: 9:30 - 14:30
Tuesday: 9:30 - 14:30
Wednesday: 11:00 - 13:30
Thursday: 9:30 - 14:30
Friday: 9:30 - 14:30
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 11:00 - 13:30

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

All volunteers will complete a full induction training with our volunteer coordinator, covering volunteering safely, safeguarding, health and safety, and manual handling. Following this, volunteers will be provided with role specific training to support the individual with their volunteering role.

Volunteer Benefits

Opportunity to contribute to a meaningful cause and make a positive impact in the community.

Meet new people and build connections.

Be part of a friendly team and supported in the volunteering role.

Discount in our cafe on food and drinks.

Access to training and development as appropriate.

Other Information
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Type: Catering/Cooking

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