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 other WiSE services:
Activities – read more here
Meet Up Monday Memory Café – read more here
A weekly meeting, where trained memory specialists Over the Rainbow aided by WiSE volunteers provide activities and refreshments to those with memory loss while their carers can chat and support each other or have a short period of respite.
WiSE Owl Cafe – Boston Spa – read more here
The Wise Owl Café is still a regular meet up for many of our customers be it for coffee and chat or lunch.
Transport Scheme – read more here
The transport scheme has been in operation for 4½ years. The scheme enables the elderly in our community to keep appointments and reduces social isolation by helping them to meet their friends and enjoy the activities and events in the WiSE area.
Befriending – read more here
WiSE offers a befriending service to members of the community who find it difficult to get out and about for a chat and a cup of tea.
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 .
If you’d like to find out more and think you can help us, then please call Carole McLelland on 01937 588994 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org