Cafe Assistant

Are you great with people? The Essex Wildlife Trust have 11 centres across Essex which are our main point of contact with the general public. We are seeking centre volunteers to generally lend a hand, welcome people to the centres, make cups of tea and help with the retail and café outlets as required.

We require an extra pair of hands:

• Ideally volunteering for one four hour shift a week

• Welcoming people to the visitor centre

• Assisting in the café; taking orders, preparing food, serving food and clearing tables

• Assisting in the retail units when needed, helping restock, tidying and selling goods.

• Possibly working on the tills in the café. Volunteers will receive relevant training for this.

Absolutely no wildlife knowledge is required but enthusiasm is essential, all the work you do in the centres will help contribute to our on the ground conservation work.

In return you will receive training; which may include food hygiene, wildlife courses and first aid depending on the role. Logo uniform, travel expenses and the chance to work with a friendly and professional team of volunteers and staff.

We are currently particularly keen to recruit volunteers for the following location:

Thameside Nature Park

Mucking Wharf Road




All training will be provided.


  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Travel expenses may be reimbursed, but this must be discussed prior to claiming
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
    Suitable for 16 and over
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description
    Available on request to

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 07/10/2016

End Date: 07/10/2019

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Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Flexible - weekly/fortnightly/monthly/occasionally. Ideally looking for someone to volunteer for a half day to a day on a weekday.


This opportunity is available Countywide.

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