To celebrate volunteers week 2019, we’re interviewing our volunteers. In this interview, they talk about their role, what it involves and what they gain from it.

For our second interview we speak to Joe Booth who is a long serving Cafe Leep volunteer. Joe speaks about his role and what he gets from it.

1. How long have you been volunteering with Cafe Leep? I first started as a trainee at Cafe Leep in 2015 which involved me working in the cafe and doing my NVQ Level 2 in food safety exam.

2. What does your role involve? My role is to take orders, help cook the food, work on the till, wash up, make drinks for customers, cleaning up and supporting the trainees with there NVQ training and there confidence.

3. Why did you decide to volunteer for Cafe Leep? After I finished my NVQ and received my certificate I decided that I wanted to stay on and become a volunteer where I now help out once a week.

4. What do you enjoy about volunteering with Cafe Leep? I enjoy seeing how much the new trainees grow in confidence from when they first start with us to when they leave. It also gives me a reason to get out of bed on a morning and I wanted to give something back.

5. What advice would you give to anyone who is considering to become a volunteer? It is a great experience helping the trainees and it could also be something that goes on your C.V.

If you would like to volunteer at Cafe Leep like Joe, please click on the volunteer page for more information, including a volunteer application form.