Cafe Volunteer

  • VO88830


We are looking for personable and outgoing volunteers to join our Zero Waste Cafe team. Cafe volunteers are the first people that visitors see when coming in to our space. Cafe volunteers are essential for welcoming new people to our Zero Waste Hub as well as serving a variety of drinks and delicious food made in-house by our cooking volunteers. Please note: the volunteering opportunity is not suitable for anyone under 16years of age or who has not yet reached school-leaving age.

Organisation aims and objectives

The SHRUB Co-op aims to reduce waste by providing a platform for people to engage with sustainability. It is student-led, but anybody can get involved. We run a Swapshop, where people can swap their ‘waste’ things for items swapped in by others, a Freeshop (for members of the co-operative), a beginners Bicycle repair and maintenance workshop, upcycling and upskilling workshops, Social Justice Movie Nights, and host a food-sharing group who tackle food waste.










2-5 hours a week


Experience required: Essential skills: Personable, friendly, willing to learn. Desirable: Cafe/catering experience, retail experience. Full training is provided.
Travel details: The Zero Waste Hub, 22 Bread Street, Edinburgh
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Reasonable travel expenses through BACS claim or petty cash. All other expenses must be agreed prior to spending.
Training details: We start with a trial shift during which induction training is started. This is normally completed during the second shift. After the second shift the Coordinator will start to become less hands-on (as long as both the coordinator and the volunteer are comfortable with the rate of progress).
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet