Penicuik Storehouse

As a social enterprise we have set ourselves a mission to bring people together and make our community resilient. In our shop we stock fresh produce, groceries, household products and toiletries that are local, ethical, environmentally friendly, organic, or fair trade to enable to help people live a healthier more sustainable life. In our cafe we serve healthy soups, toasties and coffee and provide a place for people to meet. We are proud to work together with a variety of other community projects and charities.


Current opportunities

As a social enterprise we have set ourselves a mission to bring people together and make our community resilient. In our shop we stock fresh produce, groceries, household products and toiletries that are local, ethical, environmentally friendly, organic, or fair trade to enable to help people live a healthier more sustainable life. In our cafe we serve healthy soups, toasties and coffee and provide a place for people to meet. We are proud to work together with a variety of other community projects and charities. This role supports our veg box scheme: as a volunteer driver you would be delivering veg boxes from the Storehouse to homes around Penicuik and neighbouring villages. Delivery day is a Tuesday but the exact hours are flexible.

The Storehouse is a community owned shop and cafe, stocking local and ethically sourced products. We provide a space for local crafters to sell their items, and a community space for local groups. We are looking for friendly people who have 3 hours a week to spare and would like to help out in our cafe and shop. We welcome all volunteers, and we are flexible around accommodating our volunteers needs’ and preferences. We are proud to be an inclusive organisation. Main shop tasks include: · Serving customers at the till · Taking café orders · Keeping the shop and cafe clean and tidy · Restocking shelves, fridges and fresh product Main café tasks include: · Making hot drinks using the coffee machine · Assisting with preparation of food and drinks · Serving food and drink to customers · Clearing and cleaning down tables and washing dishes and kitchen equipment.