Cafe Analog

Student cafe at the IT University of Copenhagen

Volunteering in Analog

Are you a student or staff at ITU and interested in becoming a volunteer barista in Café Analog?
We open for applications twice a year (September and February), and always at the beginning of the semester. Keep your eyes peeled on our Social platforms as well as ITU’s info screens.

What is Cafe Analog?

Analog is ITU’s student-run, non-profit café, serving coffee and tea to more than 500 students a day. We’re comprised of about 60 students and faculty members of all majors, nationalities, and ages, working together to make Analog the best, most “hygge”, place at ITU.
Analog is an organization with a flat structure. We elect a new board, called Analogen, every semester, but we are at no different level than any other volunteer – we all started as baristas just like you.

What we expect from you as a volunteer?

Keeping a café open from 7:45-16 every weekday is hard work, and so, volunteering in Analog requires trust. We need reliable, enthusiastic people to join our organization. We expect you to take initiative, and consult your fellow volunteers about your ideas. Anyone in Analog can improve on what we do, but being more than 60 people in an organization means that we need to improve ourselves collaboratively.

We have various roles that need filling, but most of our volunteers are baristas, i.e. they take shifts and make coffee. Other volunteers plan our shifts, manage our storage, plan our monthly hangouts, audit our financial accounts and so on. Everyone has to go through barista training though, but as you become more involved in Analog, you can move on to other responsibilities. As a barista, you are expected to take a two-three hour shift every week. The other roles have varying degrees of expected workload.

What’s in it for you?

Volunteering in Analog is hard work, but it also comes with some great benefits. First of all, you join the Analog family, which means a chance to meet the greatest people at ITU across majors and classes. We get together several times per semester to hang out and get to know each other better. For example, we’ve played petanque at BouleBar, painted mugs at Creative Space and played mini golf at Camping Bar. We also host events in the café for all of ITU.

Additionally, all volunteers can enjoy free black coffee and tea, as well as espresso drinks at a heavily reduced price.

In Analog we use Basecamp to communicate, and so we expect you to check and actively engage with the Basecamp group regularly.

How to apply

We’re excited that you have gotten this far, and are still interested in joining our family. If you do however have any unanswered questions, you are welcome to get in touch with Analog’s board at analogen[at]cafeanalog[dot]dk.

To apply, complete the following steps:

  1. Fill out the form below
  2. Make a short video of yourself telling us a little bit about yourself. We want to get to know you – so focus on that, as well as why you want to volunteer at Analog
  3. Upload the video with your application below

The deadline for application in Fall 2023 is February 12th at 15:00.

Your application video

To get to know you better, we would like to hear why you think you would fit right into the Analog crew. Maybe you have made a funny and interesting project that you would like to tell us about? Maybe you have a suggestion for how to make Analog better, or maybe you have a good joke, that you would like to tell us.
This is a great opportunity to show us your personality and give us a taste of who you are in a short and concise format.

By applying, you are also telling us that you’ve read and understood, what being an Analog member requires.