Volunteering at The Merstham Mix
We are always looking for volunteers to help us at The Merstham Mix Cafe. If you would be interested in finding out more, please complete the form below.
Customer Service – A great opportunity to interact with customers this role will involve serving food and drink from the café counter and offering a warm welcome to anyone who comes in, plus clearing tables and helping with washing-up.
Cake Baking – Our cake baking sessions will offer a fun and sociable opportunity to learn some new baking skills and help make some tasty home-made sweet and savoury produce for the café. Bake-off here we come!
Kitchen Prep – An opportunity to work alongside our Chef and help prepare hot and cold food for customers. A Food Hygiene Certificate may be funded by the café for those who have been volunteering for an agreed period of time.
Clear-up – An extra pair of hands is always vital at the end of a busy day! Can you spare an hour to help us tidy and clean up?
Marketing, PR & Communication – Help us to raise awareness of our community café using online and offline media including events, fundraising initiatives, community engagement and volunteer opportunities.
Community Outreach and Engagement – Without actively reaching out to people to come and enjoy our meals, there is no reason for us to exist! Are you keen to raise awareness about the Cafe within the local community? This could include forming relationships with other local charities, groups and organisations whose users may benefit and enjoy visiting us.
Fundraising and Events – Help us to organise events that raise awareness and create links in the local community, whilst also raising funds to expand the cafe’s offering, including extended opening hours, cookery courses and more!
It is possible to combine one or more of these roles in any given day. We will endeavour to meet your needs as a volunteer as far as possible so if there’s anything you’d really like to do/or definitely don’t want to do, please get in touch for a chat!
Our Volunteer Offer
We hope volunteers at The Merstham Mix will have a really positive experience and in return for the time you contribute to us we will do our best to support you in your development and to make you feel part of a welcoming and nurturing environment. It’s really important to us to build a sense of community and a social spirit amongst our volunteer team and to look after anyone who works with us.
We will offer training for our volunteer roles and regular reviews to help ensure you are getting the most out of your time with us. We also hope to offer regular social events and opportunities for volunteers to get to know each other and discuss their experiences.
Volunteers will be able to have free hot drinks whilst on shift and a free daily special meal 🙂
We have a wide variety of volunteer shifts available. We will aim to be flexible according to an individual’s particular requirements as far as possible but would like volunteers to commit to volunteering on a regular basis for most of our roles, one exception being the cake-baking.
Get in Touch
If you are interested in being part of our volunteer team please contact Anna Rooke, Front of House and Volunteer Manager by email: firstname.lastname@example.org