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Coffee Shop Assistant/Barista Volunteer opportunity

Your local cafe needs your help, why not make a positive difference to your community and volunteer today? We are
looking for a volunteer to work in our new coffee shop situated next to St Lukes Church, opposite Unite Greetham Street. Volunteering is a wonderful thing to do, not just for others, but for yourself as well. Not only does it help the community, it’s also good for you in many ways.

Volunteering has a proven benefit to your physical and mental wellbeing, with great social opportunities offered through the roles you can choose from. It can also help you gain valuable experience, which can be handy when updating your CV or applying for jobs.


Job Purpose

The role of the Coffee Shop Assistant / Barista is to create a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere for all visitors, co workers, and staff. To prepare fresh food and drinks in a coffee shop setting whilst maintaining a high standard of service and customer care with a friendly and polite attitude at all times.


At the Host Cafe, we want our customers to feel a warm welcome and enjoy great coffee. We are a community cafe offering a unique experience, our building has been transformed into a quirky warehouse style coffee shop. We have a fabulous coffee cart which makes the best coffee, using locally roasted coffee beans. You will be working in a small friendly team and will be given training and support with the opportunity to gain a qualification in customer service.

Skills and knowledge:
■ customer service skills
■ the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
■ the ability to sell products and services
■ the ability to work well with others
■ the ability to work on your own
■ excellent verbal communication skills

■ a good memory
■ the ability to work well with your hands
■ to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Day-to-day tasks
■ prepare the coffee shop ready for opening
■ take customer orders and payments
■ grind fresh coffee beans
■ prepare and serve sandwiches and cakes
■ clean and tidy work areas, equipment and coffee machines
■ create displays of stock
■ do stock checks and order new stock
■ clean and tidy the coffee shop before closing


We are open Monday to Thursday (from early February) 9am to 4pm and would like a commitment of 4 hours per week minimum.

To apply please email Liz Jones at the Host Cafe, St Luke's Church with your CV and a personal statement.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

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