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Volunteer at the B£ Cafe!

Would you like to get involved in the first pay-what-you-feel cafe in South London, run by the Brixton Pound? We’re looking for volunteers to help out on weekday afternoons or weekends – be part of a unique local community project!

  • The B£ Cafe was set up in July 2016 at 77 Atlantic Road. From the start, it was operating on a pay-what-you-feel basis: meaning customers could decide how much they want to pay for their food and drink. This system means all customers have an opportunity to be generous, or have an affordable experience.
  • We have partnered up with local organisations and businesses to source the Cafe’s food and drink from local surplus – perfectly edible food that would otherwise be wasted – and turn it into delicious and healthy meals.
  • The Cafe has also become an art space, hosting exhibitions and shows by local artists, as well as plenty of other community events.
  • As with all our initiatives the cafe is a not-for-profit, with all revenue supporting the local community via the Brixton Fund.

Would you like to volunteer some of your time to the B£ Cafe? We are looking particularly for people available during afternoons and weekends who could help with preparing food and drinks, serving customers, and telling them more about the B£. Cafe experience would be a plus, but we provide full training + travel and childcare expenses if you need them.

If you’re interested, come to the Volunteer Welcome Evening on Wed 1st Feb, from 6.30pm at the Cafe. It’ll be a chance to find out more about the opportunity and meet other volunteers.

If you can’t make it on the evening but would still be interested in getting involved, drop us an email at info@brixtonpound.org or come by the Cafe for a chat (opening hours are Mon 8am-5:30pm, Tue-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm).

Please spread the word among your friends and networks!

We need your help!

Cast your mind back to the start of the year. We said it was going to be the year of the Bonus – we weren’t lying!

The Brixton Bonus is Brixton’s new community prize draw. The idea is simple: tickets cost £1 (or B£1) and are available to anyone. Each month the lucky winner takes home to B£1000 to spend in your businesses, with another B£100 handed out to runners up.

The remainder of the revenue will go to the Brixton Fund (our new micro-grants scheme with three focuses: local employment, social justice and community benefit), and contribute to the Brixton Pound‘s costs.

Together the Brixton Bonus and Brixton Fund will:

  • Create a new angle for people and businesses to engage with the currency, and the local enterprise and community it supports
  • Generate funds for valuable local projects, enabling individuals and businesses to contribute to important gras roots work
  • Create a splash – this is a new take on the idea of local lotteries, and will be one more reason for people to visit and spend local in Brixton
  • Strengthen the Brixton Pound – helping us continue our work building connections and supporting local independents in Brixton.

To give it a massive push in the run up to the launch in the next couple of months we’re looking for some enthusiastic B£ volunteers, with a few hours to spare, to help us:

  • Engage local employers
  • Distribute marketing material
  • Assist our comms manager
  • Help out with our launch event
  • Etc.

If you’re keen on the B£ and the Brixton Bonus, or just want to be involved in an exciting new local project with the right values, then please click here to let us know. We’d love to have you!