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Cafe and Shop Volunteers – Chiddingly Shop

About this organisation

Chiddingly had a wonderful old-fashioned village shop for over 100 years located a stone’s throw from the Six Bells pub and the church. It closed down in 1998 when the owners eventually retired and no-one could be found to take it on. About 10 years later, a campaign was mounted to set up a new shop, this time to be community-owned and run.

Thanks to contributions from many locals in exchange for shares, as well as grants from several organisations, a new shop was created in a new location (Farleys Yard, Muddles Green – opposite Farleys Gallery) yet still within the environs of Chiddingly.

About this opportunity

This rural village shop is seeking cafe and shop volunteers to assist and serve customers, in Chiddingly’s very relaxed and beautiful setting.

Duties will include: Serving customers, completing daily forms, preparing simple food and making hot drinks using the coffee machine – all of which training will be given for so no experience required, just the desire to learn and be friendly.
Most volunteers cover 2 to 3 hours per week.

No DBS required and we welcome all ages from 14 years upwards including Duke of Edinburgh students.

Currently a variety of slots available including 10 to 12.30 on a Wednesday and Friday from 1.30 till 4 but other slots maybe available too.

For more information

For more information please either come in and see us at Wealden Volunteering, or call us on 01825 760019, or email us at

Please complete our online application form here