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Help us run our pop-up community cafe events

Catering volunteers needed for Catalyst Housing in RG30

We are looking for volunteers to help us run pop up community cafe events in Dee Park. You will welcome our customers, serve them with refreshments and then chat to them.

You must love to meet new people and be a good listener. You will work with a wide range of people and will work across different venues.

The main aim of this role is to build relationships with our customers and

Main tasks:

– Setting up the café area ready for opening and leaving tidy and clean at the end of a session.
– Greeting and serving customers in a pleasant and courteous manner.
– Preparing and serving hot and cold drinks in the café area using normal equipment e.g. kettle, home-style coffee machine.
– Serving cold snacks/light lunches
– Maintaining a clean and hygienic working environment in café, kitchen and serving areas
– Ensures seating and serving areas are immaculate and appealing at all times i.e. clearing and cleaning tables, loading and emptying dishwasher, ad hoc washing up, sweeping floors, removing rubbish, cleaning equipment etc.
– To adhere to policies and procedures at all times especially with regard to safeguarding vulnerable people.
– To attend induction and training sessions delivered by CHL or another approved provider.

Essential criteria
– Professional attitude and appearance
– Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issue arise ( can-do attitude)
– Excellent attention to cleanliness
– Ability to work on own or as part of a team
– Ability to prioritise and multi-task
– Be empathetic, caring, patient, reliable and respectful.
– Being approachable, mindful, non- judgemental and have a great sense of humour.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Tina Nash , Community Investment Coordinator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
07870 198584
Contact instructions?
07870 198584
Location address line 1
Unit 2, Montague House
Line 2
12 Spey Road
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG30 4DG

Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Catering
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeSelf organised/motivatedGood sense of humourSociableSupportiveCommunicatorWants to get out and about
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Yes
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
on the job
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
supervision from Community Investment Team
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
5
Opportunity added on
24 January 2020

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