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Cafe Volunteer

We are looking for personable and outgoing volunteers to join our Zero Waste Cafe team. Cafe volunteers are the first people that visitors see when coming in to our space. Cafe volunteers are essential for welcoming new people to our Zero Waste Hub as well as serving a variety of drinks and delicilous food made in-house by our cooking volunteers.

About SHRUB Coop

The SHRUB Coop aims to reduce waste by providing a platform for people to engage with sustainability. We run a Swapshop, where people can swap their 'waste' things for items swapped in by others, a Freeshop (for members of the co-operative), a beginners Bicycle repair and maintenance workshop, upcycling and upskilling workshops, Social Justice Movie Nights, and host a food-sharing group who tackle food waste.

Experience Required

Essential skills: Personable, friendly, willing to learn. Desirable: Cafe/catering experience, retail experience. Full training is provided.

Training Details

We start with a trial shift during which induction training is started. This is normally completed during the second shift. After the second shift the Coordinator will start to become less hands-on (as long as both the coordinator and the volunteer are comfortable with the rate of progress).

Flexibility & Commitment


2-5 hours a week

Location/Travel Details

The Zero Waste Hub, 22 Bread Street, Edinburgh


We are able to cover travel expenses (bus tickets) for the days that people travel exclusively for the purpose of volunteering. Please discuss this beforehand with the coordinator if you wish to do so.

Accessibility Details

  • Happy to have a conversation about volunteer’s needs