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Volunteering at Fair Shares Café

Volunteering at Fair Shares Café

Fair Shares is a community café run by volunteers including people with learning disabilities. It serves delicious home cooked food in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Volunteers who help to run the café benefit in a number of different ways:

  • They learn new skills by working in different roles at the café
  • They develop their social skills by working as a team and interacting with the public
  • They build their confidence, independence and self-esteem

My favourite jobs at the café are setting up the displays and serving all the customers


How you can get involved

Volunteers at the Fair Shares Café work in a variety of different roles:

  • Front of house – using the till, taking orders and serving food and drinks and chatting to the customers
  • Café kitchen – preparing food, making meals, soup, sandwiches and baking delicious Fair Shares cakes
  • Plate washing – someone’s got to do it – and if you enjoy getting your hands wet and having fun it’s a great way to get involved

How to find the Fair Shares Café

The Fair Shares Café is at Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge. We are open Tuesday – Friday, 10.30am to 3.00pm.

Here is how you can find us

How you can find out more

If you are interested in joining the Fair Shares Café team, drop in and see us or contact us at  cafe@eddies.org.uk or call us on 01223 351174 or 01223 883130.

You can also follow the Fair Shares Café on Twitter - https://twitter.com/FairSharesCafe

The Fair Shares Café is run as a partnership between Eddie's and Emmanuel United Reformed Church.



A little of your time could make a big difference to someone's life.

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Your support helps us empower people with learning disabilities and their families. It helps them live the lives they want.

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