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Soul Cafe thrives on the involvement of keen, enthusiastic and generous volunteers. If you or your work mates, friends or family would like to join our community of volunteers we would love to hear from you!

To be a volunteer with Soul Cafe you must have an active Working With Children Check, which can be obtained at your local Service NSW centre. More instructions on how to obtain this check is available in the link below:

WWCC How Do I Apply Fact Sheet


At Soul Cafe the following times are available to help in providing meals:

Breakfast shifts - Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays

7.00am to 9.00am (service from 7.30am – 8.30am)


Lunch shifts Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

8.30am to 1.30pm - Prep / Service (11:30 – 1pm) / Cleanup

11:30 – 4pm - Service (11:30 – 1pm) / Cleanup / Next Day or Special Projects Prep

Sundays (fortnightly)

11:15am - 2pm - Service (12md - 1pm) / Cleanup


Aside from meal preparation there are other areas you might like to volunteer.

  • If you have experience in helping those with social challenges then maybe the floor team is for you.  Talking to guests and helping them to have social connection and to find support services.
  • If you are involved in a business or service that would be beneficial to Soul Cafe guests such as health, welfare, employment services please also contact our office to discuss any partnership opportunities.


To sign up as a volunteer please fill out the volunteer application form and email this to or mail the form to PO Box 686, Newcastle NSW 2300 or drop it in to Soul Cafe at 2nd Floor, Cnr Hunter & Watt Street, Newcastle 2300.