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Catering Volunteer

The Terrace Café at Deer Park, Barnstaple is set in beautiful grounds with stunning views of the gardens and the Devon countryside beyond and our dedicated catering team are looking to recruit volunteers to support them both in the kitchen and front of house.


This is a varied role requiring you to be flexible and to be able to adapt to the needs on the day. You may be assisting our chefs with food preparation for the day’s menu or welcoming our visitors to the Café. You may be taking food orders and operating the electronic till system ensuring payment for food and drinks are processed as efficiently as possible and all food orders are passed to the kitchen staff in a timely manner. Once cooked, delivering meals to the correct table and ensuring our visitors have everything they need to enjoy their meal. You will be required to operate the commercial dishwasher, alongside other staff, and to help to keep the kitchen & the Terrace Café clean and tidy. These are vital for the smooth running of the Café. You may be required to deliver meals to our Bedded Unit, ensuring the nursing staff are aware meals are ready so our patients can enjoy their meals in a timely manner.

We would ask you to wear black trousers or black skirt with a white shirt and sensible shoes. A suitable hospice top will be supplied once you have completed your initial induction period. For health & safety reasons we request hair is tied back and only a limited amount jewellery is to be worn. For further details please contact the Volunteer Office.

Full training will be given prior to commencing your role and you will benefit by meeting new people & learning new skills. You’ll be supporting your own health & wellbeing and you’ll be working alongside our fantastic catering team as well as knowing you are directly supporting the patients and their families, we are privileged to support at North Devon Hospice.

It is thanks to our amazing team of volunteers that North Devon Hospice is able to continue offering outstanding care and ongoing support to patients and their families across North Devon.

If you would like to find out more about volunteering with North Devon Hospice, please contact Sue Friend our Volunteer Coordinator on 01271 347226 or email

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To apply, please download our application form below and return your completed form to: or mark your application "Private and Confidential" and send to: Volunteering Department, North Devon Hospice, Deer Park, Newport, Barnstaple, EX32 0HU

For an informal chat please contact Sue in our Volunteering Office on 01271 347226 or email

It is important that the people who work for and with us, or access any of our services, can be themselves and are valued as unique individuals. We welcome applications from all sections of the communities we serve, reflecting the uniqueness of each person, with the aim of continually improving our services.

We are a forces-friendly organisation and welcome applications from Veterans and Service spouses and partners.

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GDPR Volunteer Recruitment Statement

By submitting this application form to North Devon Hospice you are consenting to the processing and storage of your personal data in order that you can progress through our volunteer recruitment process.

If your application is unsuccessful we will retain your information for 12 months; after this date it will be safely destroyed.

If your application is successful we will retain your information for the duration of your commitment and up to 6 years after you cease volunteering.

We will never sell your data however we are obliged by law to inform you that should we be required to we may share your data with external agencies. This may include but is not limited to Acevo / UCheck (a service for managing and processing Disclosure & Barring Service clearance applications) and other government agencies. We will also, as required, contact those individuals named as your referees to confirm your suitability for the role(s) you are applying for. Your data will only be used for your volunteering role and to comply with our statutory and legal obligations.

Please refer to North Devon Hospice’s Privacy Notice for Staff and Volunteers for more information.