Become a WiSE Volunteer

Volunteering for WiSE is a great way to meet people, develop new skills, use hidden talents and gain valuable work experience. As a volunteer for WiSE (Wetherby in Support of the Elderly), we can help you give something tangible back to your community and really make a difference to the lives of older people who have led some pretty interesting lives.

Memory Cafes

The Sunshine Café in Collingham is held on the last Wednesday of every month.
We are looking for volunteers to help on this day.
If you’d like to find out more and think you can help us, then please call  01937 588994 or email at

WiSE Owl  Cafe Boston Spa

Have you time to volunteer or to bake cakes? Our cafe in the Village Hall in Boston Spa is open 3 days a week Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.
Our cafe offers good quality food and drink in a safe and friendly environment, and also offers advice on the importance of wellbeing and healthy eating, by using good quality produce, sourced locally wherever possible.
If you’d like to find out more and think you can help us, then please drop in, call on 01937 588994 or email

TRANSPORT: Volunteer driving

If you have a car, a licence and would like to help people get out and about the local area give the transport team a call on 01937 222066.  You could email too.

Your costs are covered by a modest fee for the service paid by the user.  We have over 180 registered users of the service and they are most appreciative of the ability we enable.

We provide a friendly caring and local service that helps local people, who are at risk of becoming socially isolated, to get to appointments, hairdressers, shops or tea with friends.

What commitment is involved?

Some people volunteer for just an hour a week as a befriender, where they visit an elderly person on their own, who has no or few friends or relatives, others are able to give their time helping at our monthly memory café or at our weekly ‘Meet Up Monday’.

What skills do I need to volunteer?

This will depend on how you help us. Often, enthusiasm, positivity, the ability to listen and encourage are the most important skills required.

Depending on your interests and skills, we can make sure you find the right volunteering opportunity to suit you and if you don’t have all of the skills needed, where possible, we’ll help you develop them.

If you’d like to find out more and think you can help us, then please call Carole McLelland or Karen Leaf on 01937 588994 or email at or

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