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Volunteer Events Assistant

Plateful Cafe


Posted over 30 days ago...

We are looking for an enthusiastic events assistant to join the team in our exciting new community space! Plateful Cafe is a charity that seeks to help refugees in the surrounding area into employment within the food/hospitality sector.


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London, SE10 8FY

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

We have opened a community cafe selling delicious Middle Eastern food! Our cafe is staffed by people with refugee status and experiences of forced migration who are being trained to work the food industry, as well as dedicated volunteers like you. We will be running regular community events and fundraisers for which we need a team of events assistants to help plan and run. If you are passionate about being part of a community that celebrates a diversity of cultures and delicious food, this is your opportunity to make a difference and join us on our exciting journey with Plateful Cafe. The role: To help organise monthly community dinners featuring three course meals from around the globe to enable the charity to engage with and attract donors. To help with running the dinner on the day  with tasks including welcoming the guests, serving food and drinks, take payments, setting up and clearing, etc. In a team plan and organise other events and fundraisers throughout the year, for example refugee week. Assist with applying for funds for events including securing raffle prizes, donations of ingredients, material needed, musicians and entertainment, etc. Working with the marketing volunteers, providing details of upcoming events for promotion; take pictures and quotes at the event.

What are we looking for?

Prior experience of events planning and organisation A passion and keenness to engage in community-based work to support refugees and serve the local community Good organisation skills including: effective time management, punctuality and delegation of tasks. A flexible and proactive attitude to working Good responsiveness to emails/ text/ whatsapp Practical skills to help prepare and set-up the café for events Able to work well in a team and communicate effectively with the rest of the staff and visitors of the cafe A willingness to learn new skills

Desirable but not required:

Prior experience working with refugees, people seeking asylum or other vulnerable groups Prior experience of involvement in charity fundraising events

What difference will you make?

Experience organising, planning and running community and fundraising events. Opportunity to engage with the local community and work closely with like-minded people. Experience in the running of hospitality events and the running of a grass-roots charity.


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