New Wycliffe Cafe Volunteer

Vista changes lives. We are the leading charity working with children and adults with sight loss in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.


About this role: At our award winning residential home in Rushey Mead we aim to give our residents varied life and experiences. With this in mind we have created an old fashioned sweet shop and café, to bring the outside in to our residents. This creates interest, allows people to make their own choices, stimulates memories and helps our residents to maintain skills, improve their independence and so enhance their lives. We would like to recruit volunteers to help us run the café/shop, which will be open every day, at the following times: From 10am to 12 noon From 2pm to 4pm From 6pm to 8pm Volunteers can commit themselves to as few or as many slots as they wish. Responsibilities: § To create a cheerful, friendly café environment § To serve ‘customers’ with drinks and sweets –handle money, operate the till, give change. § Support each individual to make their own choices § Fetch water and milk, fill up sugar bowls, make teas and coffees § To keep the environment clean and pleasant - clearing the tables, wiping down surfaces, etc. § Check stock and report any shortages, maintenance issues and so on. § To use your initiative Qualities and skills we are looking for: § To be reliable and have a genuine desire to make a difference in the lives of our residents § Patience and a warm, friendly attitude § To be able to handle money § Some understanding of food hygiene § The ability to act appropriately in an environment that may be emotionally demanding § Good communication skills Volunteers must be over 18 years of age. Support provided for you: § Visual Impairment Awareness training will be provided and take place at Vista § There is also an induction at New Wycliffe Home § Other training as identified § Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses such as mileage or public transport costs. We hope that by becoming a volunteer you: § Increase your own self confidence § Meet new and interesting people § Learn new skills that could be helpful for future employment opportunities or further learning § Have fun!


  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 26/02/2022

End Date: 02/12/2022

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Availability Details

Hours 2 to 3 hours each session


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