Memory Cafe Greeter and Catering Volunteer

  • VO89628


Description

The Memory Cafe is attended by people and their carers who wish to have some social interaction and some entertainment a couple of times a month. You can volunteer once or twice a month.

The hall used for the Cafe is upstairs in the Church building and there is a lift. Volunteers are needed to meet and greet people as they arrive and escort them upstairs to the Cafe. The kitchen downstairs is well-equipped, and you will help to make tea and coffee, put out cakes and biscuits, all of which goes onto a trolley that is then taken up in the lift to the Cafe and served to those attending.

As a volunteer, you are encouraged to have some refreshments with the people attending, chat with them and enjoy the entertainment. The Cafe is from 2pm to 3.30pm on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Volunteers are needed 1.30-4.00pm to prepare the refreshments and then wash and clean up at the end of the Cafe.

Availability

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3 hours per fortnight

Restrictions

Experience required: A caring personality, patience, willingness to participate, friendly and able to make tea and coffee! No previous experience is necessary as any training will be provided.
Travel details: In Hope Park and Martyrs Church, St Mary’s Place, St Andrews. It is opposite the Bus Station in St Andrews. Travel expenses will be reimbursed if required. There is limited free parking nearby just off Doubledykes Road down the bottom nearer the University.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: They will be shown the hall, kitchen and equipment. Shown how to use the lift and trolley, hot water heaters. Where crockery and cutlery are stored in cupboards. They will be placed with someone who has experience of this type of volunteering. They will be shown how to wipe down surfaces and how to complete the cleaning charts. I will also be on hand for any questions and support.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 months ago

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