Lunch Club Volunteer

Trinity Community Service
Trinity Community Service
Closing Date: 
Friday, 22 December, 2023 - 09:15
Contract Type: 
Part Time
10-3.30 or 12-4 on Thursdays only
Contract Details: 
Details of Role: 

Trinity Community Services, Hotwells has been running a weekly lunch club for the over 60’s for over 30 years.  The focus is to reduce social isolation and loneliness and we welcome everyone, whatever their background or faith, to enjoy a freshly cooked three course lunch, beverages and activities in a warm and friendly atmosphere. 

Purpose of the role

To support the effective running of the lunch club by being flexible in your role which will be varied.

What you will be doing

  • Setting up and putting away tables and chairs
  • Making and serving hot and cold drinks
  • Handing out plates of food to lunch club members and clearing plates
  • Washing up
  • Supporting lunch club members to join in with activities
  • Guiding lunch club members to the minibus (as needed)
  • Supporting lunch club members on day trips/outings

Skills, experience and qualities needed

We are looking for someone with:

  • A flexible, can-do attitude, willing and able to take on a variety of tasks
  • An understanding that reliability and punctuality is important
  • Good communication skills and desire to be a team player
  • A patient, calm and positive manner
  • An understanding of the needs of older people

When and where

The lunch club is held every Thursday from 10–3.30pm at Holy Trinity Church, Clifton Vale, Bristol, BS8 4ST.  We are looking for a volunteer to support either between 10-3.30pm (preferred) or from 12-4pm.

Support offered

You will receive:

  • A volunteer induction
  • Regular support to carry out your role from the Lunch Club Co-ordinator
  • An annual review to support you in your volunteer role

Benefits of volunteering

There are many benefits to volunteering at the lunch club, such as

  • Getting to know other volunteers, staff and lunch club members
  • Being part of a friendly and supportive team
  • Feeling more engaged with people in the local community
  • Gaining a variety of skills such as team working and communication
  • Enjoying a three course home cooked lunch and hot/cold drinks
  • Having the opportunity to join in with lunch club activities and occasional day trips
  • Having reasonable out of pocket expenses reimbursed, such as travel costs

Other information

We will require two references from you.

This opportunity is suitable for a volunteer looking for a longer-term role ie: more than 6 months preferably.

As a volunteer you will be expected to volunteer most, but not all Thursdays.  Having a break is very important.  You would need to inform the lunch club co-ordinator, as soon as possible, if you wish to have a break from volunteering.

Work references can be provided for prospective employers (after 3 months of service).

Look at our Facebook page to see what we do : Trinity Lunch Club

We look forward to welcoming you into the team.

How to Apply: 

Please contact Julia Senior-Smith, Lunch Club Co-ordinator, by email or phone 0117 983 8878 or 07458 300210 to arrange a trial session. 

Contact Person: 
Julia Senior-Smith
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
0117 983 8878 or 07458 300210
Postal Address: 
Holy Trinity Hotwells, Clifton Vale, Hotwells, Bristol, BS8 4ST