Minsmere Cafe Assistant

Wednesday 30 May 2018
Vacancy type:
Office and administration, Publicity and promotional, Helping visitors at our reserves
Minsmere Nature Reserve

What we're looking for

Our cafe is a popular and important part of the Minsmere Experience. It offers you the chance to meet new people, work in a small friendly team and support wildlife; as 100% of our profit from the cafe and shop go directly to help save wildlife.

The skills you need

Types of volunteer roles you can choose from: Counter assistant: serving drinks, scones and cakes. Using a touch screen till and ordering register, replenishing cakes and drinks. Cafe assistant: serving food to customers located in our indoor cafe tables or to our outside seating area. Clearing and cleaning tables as required. Washing up by hand and machine and putting away dishes. Filling up cutlery, condiments and fridges. Writing menu boards and completing Quality Assurance checks. Food Preparation Assistant: Help with cold food preparation (sandwiches, salads and toasted items). You must enjoy working with people in a cosy environment. Have excellent customer service and communication skills. Have a clean and tidy appearance and polite manner.

Your time

Twice per month (3-6 hours). Typical shifts 10am-2pm, 11am-3pm, 1pm-5pm
Any day of the week, particularly weekends
All year round

What's in it for you?

You'll become a member of the Minsmere team and support the RSPB's work to Save Nature at Suffolk's premier nature reserve. You'll get experience of engaging with visitors in our busy cafe and serving in a catering environment. We can help you gain skills, confidence and give you a valuable insight into our work.

How to apply


Aris Litten, Minsmere Nature Reserve
Tel: 01728 648281/648780
Email: Aris.Litten@rspb.org.uk


The RSPB is the country's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with wildlife once again. We also play a leading role in a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations. Appropriate training will be provided and must be attended when identified as essential to your role. Expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. We rely upon memberships and donations to fund our work. By volunteering your time and skills, you could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB.

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