Why Volunteer?

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our work. They are central to many of our most important services and we are always looking for more so that we can help even more isolated, older people live happy and fulfilling lives.

What commitment is involved?

Some people volunteer for just an hour a week as a befriender, whilst others contribute more time towards supporting our many other services.

What skills do I need?

Enthusiasm, positivity and the ability to listen are skills we need, but if you have other skills which might support our work, we’ll do our best to find the right volunteering opportunity to you.

What opportunities may be available?

The main services where volunteers may be needed are:

  • Befriending
  • Wise Owl Café
  • Transport Scheme
  • Events

Click here for more information.

Being a befriender for WiSE does wonders for my self-esteem. I’ve made a true friend.

If you think you can help us and would like to find out more, contact us today:

Be A Trustee

As a registered charity organisation, our work is overseen by a Board of Trustees. We would like new Trustees to help guide our work and support what we do.

What skills do I need to become a Trustee?

You will need a genuine interest in the support available for older people in Wetherby and surrounding villages. Experience in either business or in the public sector would be highly valued, as would any previous charity roles.

How much time do I need to give?

Trustees meet monthly to oversee the strategic development of our work. Some of our Trustees also volunteer for us, but this is not a requirement of the role.

I became a Trustee so I could have some influence in what was going on with older people in my area. My contribution has been very rewarding.

How do I find out more?

You might want to talk it through with someone before you express an interest.

If so, please contact our Chair of Trustees Mark Storey: