Cafe Volunteer

Closing for application: 10 Sep 2024

Volunteers are needed in the 5Sisters Café to prepare/sell food & drinks to visitors & staff. Ideal opportunity if you want to make new friends & develop your skills &experience in a retail environmt

Age: 18 - 80
When: Weekends And Weekdays
Where: Onsite


The Hospice is looking for volunteers to help in the running of our Five Sisters Café which is located in our Community Hub, on the ground floor of the Hospice. Our café sells a range of freshly made sandwiches, snacks, and hot meals. Hot and cold drinks are also served.

Key tasks include:

  • Serving customers in a warm and welcoming manner
  • Assisting the catering team in the day to day running of the café
  • Handling and preparing simple foods for customers (training provided)
  • Taking orders, operating the till, and handling money
  • Using light cooking equipment for our in-house grab & go selection (training provided)
  • Keeping shelves stocked up, clearing, and cleaning tables
Time requirements:

The café is open Monday to Friday from 7:30pm to 5pm. We are currently looking for volunteers to cover the following shifts:

  • Monday 2pm - 5pm
  • Friday 2pm – 5pm
Skills and qualities required:

  • Excellent customer service skills – friendly, polite, and helpful
  • Ability to use a modern till system, or happy to learn
  • Good communication skills
  • Willingness to complete Food Safety Level 2 certificate and any mandatory training
  • A team player
  • Promoting both the core values of the hospice and the catering service
To volunteer in the Five Sisters Café you must be 18+, and able to supply the details of two referees.

Desirable qualities:

We are looking for volunteers who are creative, or have had experience of merchandising in shops, and in particular food retail environments. You should be enthusiastic and willing to help visitors enjoy their time at the Hospice.

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What is next?

Apply online to volunteer: Once we have received your application we will drop you a line to invite you to one of our Information Sessions where you will find out more about hosp