Coffee Bar Helper

  • VO67668


We provide a daily coffee bar service to the families and friends of prisoners during the half hour sessions. This is appreciated and goes some way towards providing a more normal social setting for these sometimes difficult times. Friendly, enthusiastic, non-judgmental contact by volunteers at the counter whilst providing light refreshments is what we are looking for in new helpers. Our volunteers, both men and women, find the work enjoyable, challenging, different and an opportunity.

Organisation aims and objectives

By running a coffee bar in the prison visits room for families, friends and prisoners during the half hour visit sessions, we aim to provide a service which helps to give a valuable social element to what is often a difficult and stressful time. All our profits are given to prison related charities. Scottish Charity #: SCO40582










3 hours per Fortnight or Monthly. Minimum Commitment: 6 Month


Experience required: To be of a friendly disposition and non judgemental. Have the ability to count and handle money and be fit enough to serve and clear tables.
Travel details: H.M Prison Edinburgh, 33 Stenhouse Road, Edinburgh, EH11 3LN. Lothian Regional Transport buses No : 3, 25, 33 run from Princes Street through Haymarket and pass the prison.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We pay public transport costs and mileage rate of 50p per mile. Expenses are paid on day of session worked.
Training details: Initial interview when the project is fully explained; Introduction to the project, working alongside experienced helpers which includes basic till training; regular contact with project organiser; volunteer meetings including social occasions;prison tour
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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