Joe’s Farmgate Cafe Volunteering 2019-09-12T16:59:01+00:00

Saturday Farmgate Cafe Volunteer

Background: 

Located in Coburg, 2kms north of CERES along the Merri Creek bike path, this two acre plot has been farmed continuously by Chinese and Italian gardeners for over 150 years – Joe’s Market Garden is one of Melbourne’s last surviving inner city market garden.

Supervisor: Lucy Snedden
Team: Farmgate at Joe’s
Area Manager: Chris Ennis

Objectives: To assist Farm Cafe manager with cafe tasks, as well as welcoming and assisting our community.

Specific Tasks and Duties:

  • Work with Farm Cafe Manager on preparing and displaying cafe products
  • Ensuring a clean farm gate space
  • Washing dishes, collect cups and plates
  • Pack down with cafe manager and farm gate manager

Benefits:

  • Work outdoors and learn about the wonderful world of vegetable growing and selling
  • Learn a wide repertoire of weather based conversation starters
  • Learn a range of retail and customer service skills
  • Contribute to providing local organic produce for homes throughout the local community.

Training: Induction & ongoing training will be provided

Times / Days: 10am – 1.30pm Saturdays.

Commitment required:

  • We ask that volunteers commit to the time specified for a minimum of one day per week for two months.
  • We ask that volunteers who cannot attend their nominated shift let us know by phone or email in advance so that we can plan accordingly.
  • Should you wish to discontinue your volunteer role with us we ask that you notify us by email.

Skills/experience/ personal qualities required:

  • Enthusiasm and passion for supporting a community not-for-profit enterprise
  • Interest in urban agriculture
  • Interest in cooking
  • Keen to work in a team and able to take direction
  • Hospitality skills are desired but not required

You need to bring:

  • Enthusiasm for organic farming
  • Love of food, coffee and people

We provide:

  • All tools and materials
  • Sunscreen when needed
  • Drinking water