Volunteering

There are many ways to get involved with the Oxford Food Surplus Cafe - any skills you have will go a long way and so please do have a look at the roles available, but there's something else you'd like to help with, please do get in touch.  

Please see below some of the ways you can get involved:

In the kitchen

Want to be where all the magic happens? The workload in the kitchen is massive, but luckily, with your help many hands go a long way! 

There are many jobs that you can get involved in, including preparing food, serving meals and of course washing up! If you love cooking and enjoy working in an intensive environment (don't worry, it's no hell's kitchen!) we'd love for you to come along and get involved! Equally, if you'd like to learn more cooking skills then Food Surplus Cafe is just the place for you as in the kitchen we share knowledge and skills - you'll be running that kitchen in no time at all! 

For health and safety reasons we can only have so many volunteers in the kitchen at any one time, therefore volunteers are restricted to 3 hours per shift in the kitchen. If you are interested in volunteering in the kitchen please sign up via the volunteer form and select which shift you would ideally like to work.

Front of house

Are you a maitre'd in the making? We need lots of friendly faces to help set-up the front of house and get people off the streets and into the Café!

If you love talking to strangers, and want to spread the word of the Food Surplus Cafe, you are just the kind of person we need in the front of house! 

If you are interested in volunteering in the kitchen please sign up via the volunteer form and select which shift you would ideally like to work.

Publicity

Bit of a social media expert? Love taking pictures or blogging? Then we could use your help! We are always looking to help us promote our events. Jobs that need doing include writing press releases, setting up Facebook events, monitoring and promoting our social media channels, updating our website and general marketing and promotion things! 

Come to planning meetings

We hold regular planning meetings and they're open to all! If you have any thoughts on how to improve what we do or just want to learn more about what goes into planning our events, sign-up to our mailing list to hear about our meetings or follow us on Facebook.