Volunteer at the Topaz CafeWe have two Cafes at TOG Mind:-

  • Topaz Café, which is an award winning vegetarian café based in Ashton.

  • Around the Corner, which is a Children & Young People café in Rochdale.


A volunteer will support in all aspects of the café including preparing food, serving customers, clearing tables, and washing up. The cafes are open at varying times including evening and weekends.


As an organisation we are very proud of our cafes as they enable people to access a service discreetly while allowing individuals to get access to award winning food and drink at affordable prices. The ethos in the café is to allow volunteers to give back as much as they can; so every day volunteers help decide the menu for the day based on the produce available.


The Benefits of Volunteering with TOG Mind

There are many reasons and benefits to becoming a volunteer with us at TOG Mind, here are just a few examples of those;

  1. Full training and ongoing support such as group supervision

  2. Access to our internal Continual Professional Development (training) Programme

  3. Full remuneration for any travel expenses incurred

  4. Experience of working in a wellbeing organisation

  5. Full references for any future job or volunteer role

  6. Hot and cold beverages and biscuits throughout your time with us

Training and Advancement

Volunteers are a central part of our organisation which means where and when we can invest in volunteers, we do so. All volunteers attend core training and have access to our internal training.


Recently we have placed a few volunteers on our Community Mental Health Course Level 2, and before that we supported a group of volunteers to become trained Mindfulness Practitioners.


Though we can’t routinely offer this training to our volunteers, this is something we strive to do as an organisation.

Need more information?

If you are interested in supporting Tameside Oldham & Glossop Mind please either apply;

  • Via our application form or;

  • Email HR [at] togmind.org (subject: Volunteering%20in%20the%20caf%C3%A9%20Enquiry) for more information


We look forward to meeting you soon!

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