How you can help?

Are you able to help with the running of our Courtyard Cafe?

Our cafe is located in our main hospice building, and is open to patients, visitors, staff, and volunteers and offers a mix of hot and cold refreshments. 

When you can help?

Various shifts are available, and we would ask that you commit to a minimum of one shift per week.

All shifts are Monday to Sunday, with times as below:

Arrival time Shift start Shift end
9.45am 10am 2pm
10.45am 11am 3pm
2.45pm 3pm 7pm

What will you be doing?

Tasks may include:

  • Helping to lay and clear tables; refilling condiments, wiping tables, changing menus etc.
  • Writing the daily specials on the special boards
  • Delivering special orders to the relevant table
  • Restocking the fridges and counter items
  • Serving customers at the till; using a computerised till, handling cash, using the credit card machine
  • Cleaning the kitchen and dining areas and equipment to ensure we are in-line with Environmental Health Regulations and our own standards
  • Supporting colleagues and working as part of the team within the Courtyard Cafe, by undertaking other activities that may be required to meet short-term requirements.

You will be provided with an apron to wear and requested to wear suitable clothing and enclosed footwear whilst on shift.

My name is Helen Rollings and I’m a washer-upper in the kitchen. I’ve been volunteering for 20 years. It’s great fun in the kitchen; it’s like a conveyor belt of washing up, putting it in the sink, putting it away. Everyone in the kitchen is so friendly and helpful.

How to apply

For more information on this role, please contact Michelle von Kimmelmann on 01245 457392 or [email protected].

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