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Help make our catering outlets a clean, warm and friendly place for our visitors to enjoy

Catering volunteers needed for Basildon Park (National Trust) in RG8

Volunteer Catering Assistants help make our catering outlets a clean, warm and friendly place for our visitors to enjoy. They work as part of a team providing high quality food and drink in a safe, well run environment. This particular role is based in the Toolshed, a new outlet based in the stable yard at Basildon Park.

They are passionate about sharing their love of Basildon Park and the National Trust’s role in caring for it with our visitors.

What’s in it for you?

• Sharing your love of the National Trust with a wide range of people
• Meeting people from all walks of life and making new friends
• Working as part of a friendly and hardworking team

What’s involved?

• Providing a warm, friendly welcome to all visitors as the public face of the National Trust.
• Working closely with a member of staff
• Serving customers in the Toolshed – making hot drinks and taking payments using the till system
• Be aware of queues forming, and chatting to people as they wait to be served.
• Be aware of and uphold the National Trusts policy of the conservation of historic properties and their contents. Lead by example to encourage supporters to do the same when visiting Basildon Park.
• Maintain a clean and safe environment
• Be aware of queues forming, and chatting to people as they wait be served
• Support security procedures in order to prevent theft and malicious damage.
• Follow National Trust procedure for the safe and calm evacuation of visitors in an emergency.
• Becoming familiar with and then following the National Trust’s Health and Safety Policy at all times.

This role will suit people who… have an enthusiastic and friendly manner and enjoy meeting people. You will need to be able to work alone as well as part of a team, and use your initiative to maintain a safe and clean environment.

Contact person firstname
Ann Jenkin , Volunteer Admin
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01491 672922
Contact instructions?
Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday
Location address line 1
Basildon Park
Lower Basildon

Wheelchair accessible?
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PMSat AMSat PMSun AMSun PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeSociableEnjoys working outside
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Training description
From member of Catering Staff
Is support given?
Description of support
By catering team
Are expenses paid?
Description of expenses
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Minimum age
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
18 December 2018