Cafe Assistant

Join our Exhibition Park café team in undertaking a range of tasks in our café, from helping prepare food to being a friendly face to our customers.

What’s involved?

Helping our Café team with the day-to-day running of our flagship café in Exhibition Park to help support our charity. Becoming a regular friendly face within our cafes, helping by preparing food and beverages, keeping the café tidy and volunteering in a busy, welcoming environment.


  • Helping staff to prepare refreshments.
  • Restocking food, drinks, and ingredients.
  • Be sociable and friendly with our customers.
  • Assisting with ensuring the café is a clean and welcoming environment.
  • Using the till to serve customers.
  • Assisting with events in the café
  • Be an ambassador for Urban Green Newcastle whilst at the café, helping promote the work of the charity.

What impact will this have?

This is a real opportunity to spend time with your local community, develop your current existing skills, learn new skills and network with other volunteers.

One shift per fortnight, shifts are 10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm.


  •  Over 18 years old
  • Comfortable in busy, social settings Skill development offered.
  • Training in relevant health and safety policies and codes of practice.
  • In-house, hands-on training in delivery of various tasks.
  • Opportunity to receive a Level 2 in Food Safety qualification.


  • Age restrictions
    Over 18's
  • 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: 22/01/2024

End Date: 02/06/2025

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Evening No No No No No No No


Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre,
Red Walk,
Jesmond Dene
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear

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