Volunteers play an integral part in the life of St Wilfrid’s. Without them we would be unable to offer the high level of service to residents that we currently do.
Perhaps the most important thing of all that volunteers bring is themselves, their enthusiasms, experience, skills and knowledge so gaining great satisfaction in putting all to the benefit of residents.
Examples of work volunteers could do:
- Shopping for residents who find it difficult or impossible to get out. Not all residents necessarily have family who visit regularly
- Supporting residents to engage with activities which include art, music, quizzes and puzzles
- Spending time one to one with residents whether it be reading to them or simply chatting with them
- Playing Bridge with our avid group of Bridge players
- Taking residents to visit the Physic Gardens, the Royal Hospital for afternoon tea or the Army Museum
Why Volunteer at St Wilfrid’s?
There are many reasons for volunteering:
- Wanting to use your free time in a positive way
- Being part of a team
- Making new friends
- Volunteering is rewarding and fun
- Wanting to do something different to your normal job
- A new way to gain self-confidence and new skills
- Making good use of your skills and experience
- Gaining valuable work experience for work or further education
All volunteers who help within the home must be over 18 and are required to have a CRB check, and it is for that reason that we cannot accept volunteers on a temporary basis.
If you are interested in joining our team as an volunteer please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone, email or by completing the form below, we’ll be more than happy to help you. All potential volunteers are subject to an enhanced CRB check.