Coffee Bar Helper

Our aim is “to offer welcome, friendship and refreshment to everyone, without expectation.”

Serving refreshments ( Tea/coffee and snacks) to visitors at the Centre.

The role requires a sympathetic approach to people and an ability to be perceptive and friendly.

Not necessarily requiring a regular weekly commitment. Could be monthly on a regular slot or on "an as and when available" basis.


Volunteer will need to feel confident about handling money and be able to carry out calculations and give receipts as needed.

Patient and practical.

Steady hand for pouring drinks into cups, serving, carrying, collecting up.

Liking for people and a friendly manner.

Trustworthy and reliable. Given the small nature of the centre it is important that volunteers wherever possible attend on the times they have agreed to work.

Happy to work in a church environment


  • Accessibility
    Yes - each application is considered, but it might be difficult to accept a volunteer with mobility problems
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    none (free cup of tea/coffee on duty)
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
    The volunteer will work alongside another volunteer but will need to be able to carry out their role independently. Initial support can be offered by The Pastoral Centre Manager.
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
    Methodist Insurance PLC
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 28/02/2019

End Date: 01/03/2020

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

Availability Details

The sessions are 2 hrs at a time, with the exception of the first session each morning. The first session is 2.5 hours. The nature of the work requires much of the time is spent standing in the coffee bar.


Emsworth Methodist Church and Pastoral Centre
19 High Street
PO10 7AQ

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