Our community café provides a wonderful setting for people to meet and enjoy good food. We are open throughout the week to the local community, citizens using our service, parents and carers, and the staff team. We are looking for volunteers who can assist us in the day to day running of the community café.

Midland Mencap is a charity which works and campaigns for accessible and inclusive services and a better quality of life for everyone with experience of learning disabilities and additional needs. Volunteering with Midland Mencap is your opportunity to help us achieve our vision.

What would I be doing?

• Help our regular community cook with general running of the café – Basic food preparation, setting tables, clearing away, serving drinks, generally tidying up, washing up etc.
• Helping to run the till point
• Successful volunteers may be asked to occasionally run the kitchen in the absence of the cook if required.

What do I need?

• Experience of regularly cooking a variety of meals
• Some experience of mass catering would be amazing but not essential.
• Basic kitchen skills and the ability to learn – we can provide food hygiene certificate training if needed
• Basic IT skills to run the till point
• Being approachable and friendly, building a rapport with customers
• Good communication skills

When and where do you need me?

Our community café is open Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm.
Choose the days suit you. We are looking for volunteers to attend at least once a week.

Weoley Castle Community Centre, Bottetourt Rd, Birmingham B29 5TE

What to do if you’re interested?

Download and complete an application form from our website https://midlandmencap.org.uk/volunteer/, email the completed application form to [email protected]

For more information or an informal chat, call 0121 442 2944 and speak to someone about how volunteering would work for you.