We rely heavily on volunteers to help keep the centre up and running efficiently. In addition to several staff members we need at least nine volunteers present at each session in order for us to allow guests inside. General duties include helping to prepare sandwiches, cakes and jacket potatoes, serving food, making tea and coffee, and general cleaning and tidying duties.
We ask our volunteers to arrive around 30 -45 minutes before the start of each session and to stay for around 30 minutes afterwards to help close down. You do not need to have any previous experience to become part of our volunteer team as full on the job training is given and you are never left on your own during the sessions so a more experienced volunteer is always at hand to answer any questions. Our only restriction is that you need to be at least 18 years old to become a front line volunteer.
Some of our volunteers also get involved in activity groups or workshops taking place during our community centre and café sessions. See our Workshops & Activity Groups
page for more details. You will have opportunities to find out more about these once you start volunteering for us.
In addition to these front line volunteers we also have a number of volunteer food groups who prepare food externally and drop it off at our centre. Please read our Food Group Volunteers page for more details.