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The Career Development Module is a 20 credit module for second year, final year and masters students with optional module...

Smile for Life Children's Charity - Cafe Mentor

This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2020 and 30 Apr 2021. Closing date for applications is 13 Oct.

Café Beam is a charming vintage café based in the heart of Gosforth. We proudly support young people with learning difficulties or physical disabilities or those from troubled backgrounds. We provide them with a work placement where they can further develop work and life skills to become more confident individuals.

Main responsibility is to providing hands on mentoring and support to the young people in all aspects of running the cafe.


It is important that the volunteer can build excellent formative relationships with the young people. Volunteers should be friendly, approachable, patient, flexible, and adapt to working in both busy and quiet periods.

Suitable For

This role may be of interest to students undertaking courses where experience of working with young people may be beneficial e.g. teaching. It may also interest students studying hospitality management or business.


A compulsory minimum of 70 Hours is required for the CDM placement for the year. The cafe is open Tuesday to Saturday and we run 2 shifts: morning slot 8am – 12.30pm or afternoon slot 12.30pm – 5pm

DBS required?



Café Beam, 27 Ashburton Road, Gosforth, NE3 4XN

Provider details

All training will be provided. The majority of training will be whilst in the role. There may be some other opportunities e.g. for online training or attend training sessions.
  • Area of InterestChildren and Young People, Disability, Education, Homelessness and Vulnerable People, Local Community, Mentoring, Befriending and Advocacy
  • Volunteering TypeCDM

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