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Cafe Volunteer

Cafe Volunteer

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    North London, London

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Role: General Café Volunteer
Supported by: Café Manager
Main Purpose: To provide effective customer service

Company Profile

Chickenshed is a theatre company based in Southgate, North London, and with a branch in Kensington and Chelsea. The company's vision is a society that enables everyone to flourish, and Chickenshed's mission is to create entertaining and outstanding theatre that celebrates diversity and inspires positive change.
For over 40 years Chickenshed has pioneered an inclusive performance methodology. As well as offering over 250 performances per year at our purpose-built theatre, Chickenshed is also an educational establishment delivering Level 3 and Undergraduate courses. With huge Children's Theatre and Youth Theatre membership schemes for 5 - 21 year olds and an ongoing programme of outreach projects working with some of the hardest to reach communities, Chickenshed is truly 'Theatre Changing Lives.'

Overview of Role

After many years of outsourcing our catering provision, from September 2019 Chickenshed will be taking the running of its café back in-house. This new café will become a clear and visible expression of our charitable aims. We require enthusiastic and motivated volunteers to support us throughout the day, working in a number of roles, such as baristas, bar staff, waiter/waitresses and assistants to the chefs.


Providing a warm, friendly welcome and excellent customer service to audience members and other visitors to Chickenshed. Roles may include waiting at tables, serving drinks from the Bar, barista duties, clearing tables, assisting the chefs.

Skills / Personal Qualities

  • Friendly personality
  • Good customer service skills
  • Team player
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Ability to handle cash
  • Willingness to embrace the inclusive ethos of Chickenshed

General Requirements

To operate within Chickenshed policies and procedures, including health and safety, equal opportunities, confidentiality and safeguarding policies.


Training and support will be provided.

Times and Commitment

A combination of regular and occasional shifts will be available.

Chickenshed believes in inclusive practice. We are committed to working with volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds.

To apply for this role, please email Jenny Kettleton (Volunteer Coordinator) on