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Volunteer Cafe Organiser for Square 1 Cafe New Malden

Save The World Club


Posted over 30 days ago...

Manage volunteers at a cafe for social recovery, where everyone is welcome, and everythingis free. Connecting people, it is kind, inclusive, lively and fun. One Saturday per month.Expenses and training provided


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New Malden, KT3 3PE

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Square 1 Café operates from the Kingston Environment Centre, 1 Kingston Road, New Malden, KT3 3PE. It is open every Saturday between 12:00 midday and 4:00pm. It operates on 50 Saturdays per year – excluding Xmas and New Year. The setup happens from about 9:00am, and take down between 3:30pm and 4:30pm, depending on how busy the café is that day. The café is for adults; children may attend in the company of an adult guardian.Organisers take turns (one Saturday per month) to run the cafe. The key deliverable is happy, connected people. They also get fed. The customers determine what happens at a Square 1 Cafe. No-one gets things "done" to them. Within the aims and ethos of the café you have some flexibility how it is run. Your role will Line manage volunteers Oversee setting up and taking down of cafe at beginning and end of day Ensure cafe policies are implemented* Liaise with Save the World Club over supply of consumables Obtain extra supplies as necessary from local stores (obtaining recompense via expenses) Resolve any problems on site Liaise with other agencies over operation of cafe during working day as necessary**

* - chiefly safeguarding and food hygiene; but also Covid hygiene if appropriate ** - e.g. London Ambulance Service, SPEAR, HealthWatch Kingston, RBK

Volunteers will have completed at least a Level 1 Food Hygiene Certificate. All should have an upto date DBS certificate for the Children’s and Adults Workforce. There are usually 3 or 4 volunteers on any Saturday. 3 is the minimum level.

What are we looking for?

Skills Experience of people/volunteer management People skills; e.g. active listening (desirable) Understanding of food preparation Leadership of small teams Safeguarding Health and Safety First Aid (desirable) Mental Health First Aid (desirable) Experience Running a food operation (desirable) Working in a helping role (e.g. social work, nursing, teaching) (desirable) Qualities Reliable Emotionally intelligent Calm Compassionate, kind, patient Sense of humour

What difference will you make?

Your input will sustain and build a thriving local community based in a safe, inclusive, kind and fun environment.

As part of a small team of Organisers, you will help volunteers and customers to grow anddevelop; inspire activism and contributions from others. By these means you will see the community help each other through life, and become more reslient to challenge and change. You will promote social justice, reduce social isolation and promote wellbeing.


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