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Artizan Café Volunteer

Artizan Café Volunteer
Artizan International
Description of the role:

We're looking for special people to help us empower our differently-abled members to be active participants in our South American themed café opening in January.

This could be helping them to make coffee, serve customers, or putting paninis together in the kitchen.

When we don't have any participants it would be a case of serving customers, clearing tables, loading and emptying the dishwasher etc.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

If you're enthusiastic, kind and patient, you're an ideal person to be part of this exciting new cafe.

Training will be given but you will need lots of energy as working in a Café can be quite physical, carrying trays, you will be on your feet etc. You will also need to be able to use an ipad to take orders.

Practical information:

No previous experience needed; training will be provided.
You can volunteer at times to suit you but a regular 3 hour slot would be good.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Age 14+, Age 15+, Age 16+, Age 17+, Over 18s
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Unit 4, Nidderdale House
Cambridge Road
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 04.01.2022
Organisation Information

​Artizan International (originally named Craft Aid International) was founded in 2013 by Susie Hart MBE, on returning to Harrogate after 10 years of life and work in Tanzania, East Africa, where she set up a social enterprise called Neema Crafts. This centre provides training and employment for people with disabilities who would otherwise be street begging to earn a living. Having started with three deaf trainees when she began, on a start-up budget of just £400, by the time she left the centre was employing over 120 people with a huge range of disabilities, all of whom are now able to support themselves and their families with dignity and pride.

Susie set up Artizan International on returning home, to pass on this model to other developing countries where people with disabilities are still living in poverty. She also found that differently-able people in the UK are often very socially isolated.

So, as an organisation we got started by running free weekly therapeutic crafts sessions for adults with disabilities in the community in Harrogate and Leeds. We also worked with long-term hospital inpatients at Harrogate and Ripon hospitals, and ran after school clubs for children with special needs too.

We create beautiful, joy-giving, artisan-made cards, gifts, jewellery and home accessories .
Visit our Oxford Street shop for fair-trade, high quality products, made ethically and mindfully in Ecuador and Peru.