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If you are looking for ways to get involved do remember that Bristol u3a is run entirely by volunteers. If you have time or specific skills to offer please get in touch with one of the committee members (details on the Contact Us page) who will be very happy to have a chat with you.
Charities often contact u3a asking us to advertise volunteering opportunities. We have created a Volunteering Opportunities page - do take a look from time to time to see whether anything appeals to you.
Scrabble - Would you like to play scrabble once a month? There are a handful of people who would like to play in the Henleaze, Westbury on Trym, Bishopston area. If you would like to play, and, more importantly, like to lead a new group, do please contact Judy. You just need a couple of tables in a friendly pub, to get this group started and Judy will help you with this.
Discovering Villages 1 & 3 - both groups have room for more members. If you are interested do have a look at their individual pages and contact the relevant leader by using the pigeon post at the top right of their page.
Are you a qualified yoga teacher? There is a successful yoga group in Knowle which is very much oversubscribed. If you have yoga qualifications, from for example The British Wheel of Yoga, and would like to lead a second group, will you please contact Judy. Experience of working with older people would be ideal.
Cricket Watching Group is hoping to find a new leader. If you would like to volunteer to lead this successful group contact Judy.
POTENTIAL NEW INTEREST GROUPS - list last updated 21/07/2022
Here are some proposed new groups - further details can be found in recent newsletters or use the links below to email for more information, to express an interest or to offer to help run the groups.
Short Story Reading Group - hopefully starting in September, meeting monthly on Monday afternoons in Redland. The group will be suitable for members who do not have enough time to read a whole book in a month. Contact Lynne.
Learn to Grow Your Own Fruit and Vegetables - Starting January 2023 in South Bristol and meeting on the third Monday morning of the month. Thinking of growing, or learning to grow, some of your own fruit and vegetables? During the year, two experienced gardeners, who grow a significant proportion of the fruit and vegetables that they eat, will take you through the basics of preparation, sowing, growing, harvesting and storing your own produce. Contact Peter.
Astrology for Fun - This group plans to take a light hearted look at all aspects of astrology, starting with individual charts and how to interpret them. The group will probably meet once a month on Monday mornings towards the end of the month. The venue has yet to be decided, but most likely in central or north Bristol. Contact Gordon.
Paper Crafting - Any paper crafts e.g. card making, quilling, box making, origami / napkin folding, junk journals. Members will sharing skills and knowledge. Based in a private room in a public venue in either Warmley, Cadbury Heath or Kingswood (all with car park and level access). Complete beginners to experts - everyone is welcome. Contact Lyn Hancock.
Making Miniatures - a group for anyone into making 'little things' for dolls houses, room boxes, dioramas or 'just because'. Bring your own projects to share skills and knowledge. Based in a private room in a public venue in either Warmley, Cadbury Heath or Kingswood (all with car park and level access). Complete beginners to experts - everyone is welcome. Contact Lyn Hancock.
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