Friends Ageing Better (FAB) Café Host

Age UK Bristol
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Tuesdays 1pm - 3pm. 2 hours per week
Details of Role: 

Friends Ageing Better (FAB) Café Volunteer Role Description



At Age UK Bristol we help make sure that everyone in Bristol can love later life. We do this by supporting and empowering older people, helping other organisations to work together, and championing the interests of older people in the city.


Our organisational objectives are to:

  • Provide top-quality services and support to all older people in Bristol.
  • Lead and enable collaboration between other organisations working with older people in Bristol
  • Influence public spending and policies in a way that benefits older people in the city
  • Promote positive attitudes to ageing in Bristol

We do this by:

  • Providing quality information
  • Delivering quality services
  • Involving older people
  • Giving older people a voice
  • Working in partnership
  • Maintaining an effective organisation

Volunteers are important and valued members of the team at Age UK Bristol. We will do our best to make your volunteer experience enjoyable and rewarding.


What is Friends Ageing Better?

Friends Ageing Better, or FAB, is a community of older people who share what is happening in the city while building relationships with peers who live locally.


Purpose of the FAB Volunteer

FAB is recruiting volunteers to host a weekly catch-up café in the Withywood Centre in Bishopsworth, South Bristol.


This is a varied role and can involve:

  • Welcoming people to the café and creating a friendly group
  • Making sure Covid guidance is followed
  • Providing information about events and activities happening in the local area with the support of the FAB team
  • Following Age UK Bristol policies and procedures, such as Confidentiality, Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities.
  • Attending training sessions and volunteer meetings as appropriate.


The qualities and skills required for this role are:

  • Welcoming and friendly disposition
  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • IT literacy is not essential but desirable
  • An understanding of the needs of older people


The café runs Tuesdays at 11.30 for about an hour and a half. Approximately 2 hours/week required.



We offer induction training and other relevant training opportunities to enable you to fulfil this volunteer role.



Perry Court Community Hub, Hengrove, Bristol



Age UK Bristol will pay reasonable travel expenses.



Further Information

For further information, please contact;

Jay Wilkinson


Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 5 July, 2022 - 12:30
How to Apply: 

Please download a Volunteer Application Form from our Volunteering webpage or from this Voscur ad. Fill in and return via email to Alternatively you can print out and post to Age UK Bristol, FAO Jay Wilkinson, Canningford House, 38 Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6BY

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