Brixton Pound

Brixton Pound

Get involved

The challenges of running an ambitious range of activities from a local currency, to a pay-what-you-feel cafe, to a local grant scheme and more mean that we're always in need of help to support our work. We welcome hearing from people who want to get involved on a voluntary basis. 

We have particular need at the moment for the following roles:

Cafe volunteers

If you make a mean cup of tea and can put together a tasty sandwich, combined with a taste for community and rethinking our economy, we might have just the opportunity for you. Volunteers help staff our pay-as-you-feel café in central Brixton, and we are currently recruiting for new people to do 1-4 shifts per week (shifts of 3 hours, between 9am and 6pm).

The money raised by sales at the Brixton Pound Café goes towards the Brixton Fund, which funds community projects in the area. Our ethos is on sustainability, community and inclusivity, and we aim to sell food made primarily from surplus goods that local businesses would otherwise throw out. 

We make tasty hot sandwiches, soups and top quality teas and coffees. Café experience is a definite plus, but if you are keen to learn and work hard, we can offer full training. 

The café is a key engagement space through which we grow our customer base for the Brixton Pound, so we'd also like you to be able to talk to potential new B£ users about what we do more broadly, and why we do it. Have a browse through the rest of our website for a taster.

You will need to be: 

  • Aware of or willing to learn about kitchen hygiene, food and drink preparation, and our menu 

  • Comfortable working in a sometimes busy environment where hygiene, tidiness and efficiency is important 

  • Happy talking to the public about the Brixton Pound and the ethos and aims of our project 

You will gain: 

  • Top flat white skills 

  • Kitchen experience 

  • Customer service experience 

  • The chance to meet people in the local community 

  • The chance to work within a small social enterprise with a unique progressive ethos 

  • A free halloumi toasted sandwich every so often* 

*you might have to make it yourself 

To find out more about volunteering in the cafe, email cafe@brixtonpound.org outlining your interest and potential availability, or pop in for a chat with one of the team.