Why volunteer with us?
We have a small band of part time staff who support the volunteer team and keep things in the cafe running smoothly. the majority of people who work at the cafe are volunteers, local people who invest a few hours a week to make our cafe what it is.
Their enthusiasm for the place they live and sense of community, creates a unique, welcoming, relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere. the combination of their skills and attributes ensure the cafe runs smoothly so you can have a clean, healthy and friendly place to rest with your own company or friends (two legged or four legged variations included).
With many different backgrounds and interests there is always stories to be shared and heard to make Station cafe, Whitegate an interesting place to be.
Our volunteer stories …
I love it. I love serving the customers and chatting to them. That’s my best part. I like the staff a lot, they mean a lot to me. I love baking when at Whitegate, it’s so fun. I like seeing my friends there. Thank you to all the staff for supporting me and helping me grow.
Our team …
Our manager at the cafe ensures that everything runs smoothly whilst also supporting our brilliant team leaders, staff and volunteers. We have a Steering Group and four Directors, who are all passionate about the cafe and its aims and who provide strategic accountability and direction.
We are also proud to work with a number of excellent local suppliers and organisations who support us and what we are trying to do. We like to think of ourselves as one big family and want to ensure that people who work at the cafe or give of their time freely, also enjoy what they do.
The cafe is a “not for profit” organisation and our aim is to give back to the community whenever we can.