Volunteers needed for coffee enterprise

The Coffee Ethic van PNL-150911-160242001
The Coffee Ethic van PNL-150911-160242001

Coffee Ethic, the social enterprise coffee business which offers vulnerable people a chance to learn new skills, meet new people and build confidence has gone mobile, and needs more volunteers.

Run by Druglink, the aim of Coffee Ethic is to give vulnerable people support and training to be more independent and get back into the job market.

More volunteers are needed as Coffee Ethic hits the road to provide great coffee at community events, festivals and markets.

The On Wheels service uses a vintage Citroen van converted to offer a mobile barista service. The van will distribute health advice and provide return to work opportunities for vulnerable adults as well as providing a coffee service.

The new service requires a volunteer Events Diary Organiser to help co-ordinate the service.

The role requires someone who has good organising skills and is a confident communicator, with a great phone manner and confidence to engage with people.

Tasks include calling events organisers and venues and getting bookings for the van, filling in booking forms and undertaking all the associate administration.

The hours are flexible but include a commitment of about six hours a week.

Coffee Ethic are also still recruiting volunteer baristas to support their successful Coffee Cart services in Hemel Hempstead, St Albans and Borehamwood.

The role involves working as part of a team of baristas under the support of the manager, making speciality coffees and other hot drinks, ensuring a friendly and polite service.

This is a great opportunity for someone seeking a career in the customer service industry as you will gain experience in cash handling and the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of people.

Volunteers are needed for various days and hours throughout the week from Monday to Friday.

Full training will be given for both till and barista work.

To find out more about the above roles, contact the Volunteer Centre.