LGBTQ+ Cafe Host for Friends Ageing Better (FAB) network

Age UK Bristol
Closing Date: 
Monday, 6 May, 2024 - 12:15
Contract Type: 
Details of Role: 

Friends Ageing Better (FAB) is looking for volunteers with LGBT+ backgrounds/experience to host regular catch-up cafes for LGBT+ older people. This is to help create a friendly, warm and inclusive atmosphere for those who attend the cafés. There are two LGBT+ café times/venues: Tuesdays, 12.30 – 2.30 in Southville, and Thursdays, 10am – 12noon in St Werburgh’s.

FAB is a project run by Age UK Bristol. 

About Age UK Bristol

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.

Purpose of the LGBT+ Café Host Volunteer

FAB is looking to recruit friendly volunteer hosts who have an LGBT+ background/understanding of the experiences of older LGBT+ people. This is to help create a friendly, warm and inclusive atmosphere for older LGBT+ people who attend the café. Hosts will support the cafes in pairs or alongside a member of staff.

This is a varied role and can involve:

  • Welcoming new older people joining the catch-up café
  • Promoting your local catch-up café in your area
  • Keeping sign-up sheets for attendees at cafes
  • Promoting FAB membership card scheme
  • Providing information about events and activities happening in the local area with the support of the FAB team
  • Adhering to all 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 knowledge of your local area not essential but desirable
  • IT literacy is not essential but desirable
  • An understanding of the needs of older people

Hours and location:

Thursday, 10am – 12noon in St Werburgh's


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


Age UK Bristol will pay reasonable travel expenses. We can provide transportation to the café and back, and we will cover your expenditure at the café within reason.  

Further Information

For further information, please contact;

Silvia Jimenez Cruz – FAB Communications


Phone: 0117 440 43 01



How to Apply: 

Please apply here - or complete the attached application form and send it to