Community Cafe Assistants

Community Cafe Volunteers play a key role in creating the Galafield Café and Soft Play as a safe, welcoming and thriving centre for the local community.

You will use your skills in cooking, serving and welcoming people to the café, as well as organising special events and parties.

We are looking for volunteers who are:

  • Resident or able to Volunteer in the Community Family Hub Central area of Newcastle, specifically at the Galafield Centre in Newbiggin Hall.
  • Available for a minimum of a few hours each week (exact timings will be dependent on your availability)
  • Interested in developing skills in catering and/or community and youth work

You will be provided with training in Food Handling and Hygiene

Be able:

  • To assist in the day-to day running of the Community Café and help organise special events e.g. children’s parties.
  • To provide a warm welcome to everyone using the café
  • To support each other as part of a team


  • Be friendly and have a good sense of humour
  • Understand of the needs of children, young people and their families and also the wider community
  • See the importance of a welcoming cafe to benefit the whole community
  • Have a non-judgemental attitude
  • Be reliable


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    over 18's
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 22/04/2022

End Date: 01/05/2023

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Galafield Community Cafe,
Newbiggin Hall
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear

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