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:
We do this by:
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:
The qualities and skills required for this role are:
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.
For further information, please contact;
Silvia Jimenez Cruz – FAB Communications
Phone: 0117 440 43 01