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Volunteering Opportunities

The cafe is a hub in the village and a hive of activity! We are deeply grateful for all the volunteers who make a positive difference to the people we serve across the area. Getting involved can take many forms. There are opportunities to volunteer in the Cafe, our Community shop or in our Foodbank.

Our volunteers play an important role, whether that is engaging with customers in the Cafe, or shop, or distributing food. To find out more about volunteering opportunities, please visit our volunteer page at www.heavensway.org.uk/volunteering/ and read about the benefits of getting involved through the words of some of the volunteers.

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteer in the Cafe

In the Community Cafe we train our volunteers to gain new skills, including customer Service, Barista-Style Coffee making, food preparation, hygiene and first aid certifications. The essential work-place skills of team-working and interaction with the public develop the attitudes, approaches and transferable skills that employers hold in high regard. Through their involvement in the cafe many former volunteers had their confidence reignited and skills sharpened which launched them into their next paid role.

Cafe Volunteering

  • Build workplace confidence.
  • Overcome barriers.
  • Customer care skills.
  • Develop team-work.
  • Food preparation.
  • Basic Barista training.
  • Food Safety & First Aid.
  • Till training.
  • Full training in all aspects of Cafe.

What our volunteers say

Volunteer in the Foodbank

There are opportunities volunteer in the food bank which can serve up to 200 people per week with food parcels. If you have some time to give and are looking to serve our local community, we would love to hear from you.

Opportunities in the foodbank include sorting food and other donated items, preparing and organizing food parcels and delivering to those who cannot get out themselves.  

volunteer in the foodbank

Volunteer in the Shop

There are opportunities volunteer in our new Community shop which is next door to the cafe. If you have some time to give and are looking to serve our local community, we would love to hear from you.

Volunteering in the Community Shop is a way to build your confidence in serving the public and gain retail-related skills which will prepare you for moving into work. For those who just wish to volunteer their time, it is an opportunity to meet people, make friends and serve the local villages.

The Community Shop

Ready to Volunteer?

If you would like to volunteer, send us a quick message using the form and we will get back to you to chat with you via email.

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Volunteer sign up form (#5)

Volunteer Sign Up

Come with us and help out your local community!