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FAB LGBTQ+ Friendly Café Host

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Role description

What you can expect to gain from volunteering in this role:

  • Community connection with older people.
  • Ongoing support from Age UK Bristol staff.
  • Induction training and further training opportunities to help you carry out the role.
  • Expenses related to the role (such as travel) covered by Age UK Bristol.
  • Occasional social events for Age UK Bristol volunteers.
  • Appreciation for your work.

What we’re looking for in a volunteer:

  • Welcoming and friendly disposition, with the ability to include people.
  • Ability to communicate well with a diverse range of people.
  • Ability to respond to people’s varied access needs (such as hearing loss) to make sure each individual can participate well.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a busy community setting.
  • An understanding of the needs of older people.
  • Willingness to follow Age UK Bristol’s policies, such as Confidentiality, Safeguarding, Health & Safety and Equal Opportunities, and to complete any training and admin needed to perform the role.
  • Availability at the following time and ability to travel to the venue:


Thursdays 10am – 12pm  Neck of the Woods Café, St Werburgh’s Community Centre, BS2 9TJ


About Friends Ageing Better

Friends Ageing Better (FAB) is run by Age UK Bristol as a way to build up a community of older people across the city. FAB cafes happen across Bristol and are a great way to meet new people, build relationships, and find out what else is happening locally and beyond. FAB has a membership scheme, which allows people to benefit from discounts at local venues and businesses.

FAB Café Host Tasks:

  • Welcoming older people who are new to the FAB café
  • Facilitating conversation and activities in the group
  • Promoting your local FAB café and the FAB membership card scheme
  • Keeping sign-up sheets for attendees at cafes
  • Providing information about events and activities happening in the local area with the support of the FAB team


Further Information

Sue Forde, FAB Project Coordinator | 0117 440 43 01

Jayne Connell, Admin Support Officer | 0117 9281350