Kitchen Assistant Volunteer (RB)

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This is an opportunity to work alongside our trained chef (who trained under Jamie Oliver) and prepare hot and cold food for customers. A great opportunity for anyone who loves cooking or would like to work in the catering industry in the future. A Food Hygiene Certificate will be required for this role which will be organised by the cafe.

What skills do I need?

  • A confident cook or someone with a catering background. 
  • Awareness of food hygiene would be advantageous.

Posted for
The Merstham Mix Cafe (RB)

Quick Enquiry


  • No Specific Interest


  • Catering
  • Retail


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Can only pay travel expenses. All volunteers will be able to have free hot drinks whilst on shift and a free 'daily special' meal.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
    Physically on hand and supervision.
  • Training provided
    Ongoing training opportunities in partnership with MCFT: H&S Training, DeFib, Dementia Friends, Safeguarding and First Aid (SCA). We will also offer vols quarterly reviews in their first year and six monthly reviews thereafter. These reviews will seek to reinforce the value the individual is giving, offer the opportunity for feedback on both sides, in particular to seek their ideas and inputs.
  • Volunteer induction
    All volunteers will have an induction before completing a volunteering shift from a senior volunteer or a paid member of staff. The induction will include: Background to the cafe and ethos. Our approach to customer service and communication (incl. dealing with any challenging behaviour). How referrals can be made for those where it is appropriate. Confidentiality and boundaries. Information about the different roles and the practicalities of volunteering. Food Hygiene to be available at Level 1 for all those volunteers working in the kitchen.
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 17/01/2018

End Date: 30/09/2020

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

Availability Details

We will seek to be flexible on rota patterns to accommodate an individual volunteer's availability, however we would expect the volunteer rota to be broadly based on: 08:00am to 11:00am and 11:00am to 14:00pm.


Merstham Hub
2a Portland Drive

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