Sibling owes its charm & warmth to the many volunteers who contribute their time & skills each café service.

How it works:

Each day at Sibling Cafe, our team of staff are joined by a handful of volunteers from the community. These volunteers receive hands-on training, tailored support and supervision, and encouragement to achieve their goals. 

We are open 7am-3pm on week-days and 8am-3pm on weekends. Generally a volunteer will be given one 4-hour shift (either morning or afternoon) per week. When entering the program, Sibling’s Volunteer Manager works with volunteers to establish their goals - which range from ‘work towards finding paid employment’ - through to ‘give back to the community’.

What to expect from Volunteering:

Like all your favourite Melbourne cafes, Sibling is a live hospitality venue - complete with a passing parade of dine-in and takeaway customers, front and back-of-house processes, food & drink prep, cleaning, and multi-tasking. 

Depending on your eligibility, areas of interest, level of comfort, and goals, the following skills are covered at Sibling. (Note: not all of these are covered by everyone, this is just an indication of the variety).

  • Waiting tables
  • Customer Service
  • Basic Food Prep & food handling
  • Till / cash register
  • Kitchen work
  • Washing dishes
  • Organisational skills
  • Cleaning and food safety
  • Work etiquette and punctuality
  • Multitasking and task switching
  • Process-oriented work
  • Team collaboration and communication

We have also recently finished another round of Accredited Coffee Training - made possible through a partnership with Fitzroy Learning Network. This program covers Barista skills like working with a coffee machine, preparing drinks, latte art and more. (Follow us on Instagram or subscribe to our newsletter to be informed about future opportunities).

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If you are interested in volunteering, please note we are currently at capacity. To be notified about future opportunities, please follow the 'Join Mailing List' link to provide an email. 

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