Café and Play Volunteer - Heart of the Park Cafe

Come and be a part of our exciting new venture in Leigh Park Community Centre. You could make a valuable contribution towards Park Play & Café - why not enquire today?

Main tasks include but are not limited to:-

  • To provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere for our customers, volunteers and staff
  • Prepare the Barista machine and run daily cleaning routine
  • Prepare drinks and food as requested
  • Greet customers courteously and with a smile
  • Refill crockery ensuring a range of cups are available at all times 
  • Ensure tables and surrounding areas are clean and tidy 
  • Take orders and payments for coffee and food 
  • Pass on orders for food to kitchen volunteers with any specific requests
  • Basic stocktaking of food, condiments, etc.
  • Washing up of all cutlery and crockery 
  • Learn how to operate suspended meals/coffee system 


What kind of skills do I need for this role?

Training will be provided for food preparation and using the barista machine.  Volunteers are also needed to monitor the play area to ensure parents and children are using the area and toys safely.  

  • Good communication skills
  • A pleasant, approachable and helpful manner 
  • Sensitivity and empathy 
  • Ability to keep calm and ask for help when needed 


  • Accessibility
    To be discussed as some aspects of the role may not be accessible.
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
    For Play monitors
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 12/06/2019

End Date: 13/09/2021

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Days and hours to be agreed but general operating times 9-3 weekdays


Park Play & Cafe
Heart of the Park
Dunsbury Way
Leigh Park

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