Volunteering at MAECare
Our fantastic volunteers support everything we do and the services we can offer to our members.
Starting right from driving Service Users on a regular basis to numerous exercise classes and groups, cooking and serving breakfast at the Breakfast Club, enjoying walking football, eating out with our Shared Tables group at various pubs and restaurants, walking group, Knit and Natter, Games Afternoon etc
Without our amazing volunteers this would not be possible!
Example of roles available
ring office for current vacancies: 0113 266 0371
We need people who are good at listening, patient, and like people. Befriending can either involve friendly visitors who visit someone in their own home, spending an hour with them each week; or it can be telephone befrienders. People who are befriended are often quite lonely, isolated, and housebound and visits from befrienders can brighten up their whole week. So come and join us, and help improve someone’s life by just being there.
Volunteer Car Drivers
Can you drive? Do you have some spare time? Help provide transport to activities. Driver opportunities vary from providing transport on an ad hoc basis to a regular commitment to weekly activities. Applicants should be car owners, with a full driving license, in good health and be prepared to transport service users in their own car.
Having the patience and communication skills to support an older person get to grips with modern technology has proved to be even more valuable during the last 18 months of living with COVID-19.
MAECare has various activities at which volunteers assist such as making tea and coffees, chatting to older people so that everyone feels welcome and engaged, sometimes delivering an activity. Contact us to get involved – you can give as much or as little time as you like.
Examples of Groups where volunteers can help (see newsletter for full details)
Knit and Natter – Thursday every week
CAMEO – Tuesday once a month
Men’s Den – Tuesday once a month
Volunteers who are happy to help out in our office by answering the phone, with mailouts, and ideally with computer skills are always needed.
Offer something new
We are always keen to hear new ideas and gain new skills. Volunteers with MAECare teach computer skills, lead activities and fundraise.