Our Generation – volunteers needed!

Disabled man and mentor

Our Generation is a free mentoring and befriending service that offers one-to-one support for disabled people and people with long-term health conditions over the age of 50 who live in the Wakefield area. Our Generation is a Scope service funded by The Big Lottery Silver Dreams Fund in conjunction with the Daily Mail.

Our Generation – volunteers needed!

Our Generation recruits and trains disabled people over 50 to offer support to their peers. We hope that because you have been there you will have the experience and empathy to support those that have not quite got through the maze yet or have lost the confidence to get out and about in the community.

By accompanying someone to a social event, supporting them to learn a new skill or even just being there to talk – you can make a lifetime of difference.

Volunteer a couple of hours a week

We are looking for disabled people who can give us a couple of hours a week to meet, support and encourage people with similar issues to themselves but who need some extra support to get going again.

In return, we will give you some great training, all the support you need when working one-to-one with someone, regular group meetings to share information and coping strategies and we will even pay your expenses!

So if you are disabled, over 50 and really want to make a difference to disabled people in the Wakefield area, why not contact us and find out about what we can offer you?

Volunteer open day – 13 November

We are holding an open day on 13 November so if you are interested in finding out more about becoming a mentor or befriender why not come along, meet the team and ask all the questions you may have?

A new training course will start in December and last seven weeks – at the end of it you will have a qualification accredited to the Open College Network but more importantly you will have met similar like-minded people who all want to offer support to other disabled people in the area.

We’re waiting to hear from you!

Email ourgeneration@scope.org.uk or call 01924 256999.