Volunteer Cafe Assistant

Bread + Roses is looking for confident and friendly people to join our front of house team as cafe assistants. You will be serving customers and providing a warm welcome to all our guests front of house, as well as assisting our management team with day-to-day tasks relevant to your skills and interests such as cleaning, stock management and visual merchandising, daily marketing and promotions on social media.

Bread + Roses is a popular community space that brings people together to build stronger and happier communities. This is a voluntary role, and as Bread + Roses is built on a diverse team of hardworking, enthusiastic volunteers, we value them all making sure they feel supported, seen, heard and trusted. 


● Welcome customers, take orders and serve food and drinks including specialty coffees

● Maintain an inviting and inclusive cafe space, and assist customers with the new queuing and ordering procedures

● Manage customer expectations and provide great customer service

● Answer calls to the cafe and take food orders and table bookings over the phone

● Prepare food for display in the cafe and on order, and restock as necessary

● Maintain the tidiness and cleanliness of the cafe area at all times within Covid guidelines.

● Ensure all displays, counters and tables are clean, tidy and hygienic

● Keep items on display, in the fridges, and the shop well stocked

● Promote all goods and services available at Bread + Roses

● Uphold the values of the Cooperative and actively promote the space

● Work cooperatively with other teams members and follow direction from the Bread + Roses Manager / Voluntary Duty Manager

● Communicate effectively and assist colleagues if required

● Attend 1 to 1 and team meetings as required

● Assist the Bread + Roses Manager / Voluntary Duty Manager with administrative tasks such as ordering stock, monitoring sales, daily marketing and promotions on social media

In addition, agree to work within all Bread + Roses policies including Health and Safety (COVID-Secure Guidelines) and General Data Protection Regulation.


Who we are looking for

● Friendly welcoming people who love Bradford and our local “top of town” community

● Open to direction, working collaboratively and commitment to get the job done

● Good organisational and prioritising skills

● Experience working in a cafe and/or barista training (desirable / not essential)

● Experience working in a customer facing environment

● Interest in veggie and vegan cuisine Benefits

● Learn or sharpen your skills with support and training

● Free breakfast and/or lunch, free coffee, and a day of meeting amazing new people

● 12hrs of free coworking every month and discounts on other resources

● Support with your own projects and initiatives

● Play a key role in development of Bread + Roses, opportunity to join as a member and share ownership of our co-operative  


  • Accessibility
    Groundfloor is accessible
  • Age restrictions
    Over 18s
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    meals provided
  • 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: 26/05/2021

End Date: 05/03/2022

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Availability Details

Flexible shifts available


14 North Parade

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