Do you have a bit of spare time? Would you like to make a real difference for older people in your community?
Volunteer escorts play a crucial role. As an escort you would help our members get on and off the minibus, assist the driver with wheelchair users and collect the fares. As an escort on half day and full day trips you would act as a companion to support members to get the most out of the trip, and you may support a wheelchair user.
As a BEA volunteer you will know that you are making an important contribution to the community as a whole, and to improving the lives of individual older people. You will have the opportunity to take part in some activities yourself, go on trips and get a free lunch if you are an escort to a lunch club.
You will probably also make new friends!
We are generally looking for a minimum commitment of 1-2 hours a week. At the moment we especially need escorts for Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings. However, do please get in touch if you may want to help on an occasional basis.
If you would like to talk about being a volunteer escort, please speak to Rebecca or Maureen on Phone 0013 236 1644 for a chat. You may be able to come along and see for yourself what it involves, before making a commitment.
BEA is also looking for volunteer drivers. Please get in touch if you may be interested.