Hub Volunteer awarded Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Pat, our volunteer, awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

Congratulations to volunteer Pat! Congratulations to our volunteer Customer Advisor Pat Gilbank! Pat has been volunteering for us in the Yorsensory Hub since its inception and is a consistent supporter of other activities for us including the Connect Café.  Pat also volunteers for York Against Cancer and has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary […]

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Volunteer in 2017

Find out more about our low vision service

Volunteer for the Wilberforce Trust and help us to support those with sight loss in York and the surrounding area. In the new year the Wilberforce Trust will be opening an equipment demonstration centre in our offices in Huntington. We’re looking for people who can help in the centre for one morning or afternoon a […]

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Volunteer gardener needed

volunteer gardener needed

We need a volunteer gardener to help with our houses in Huntington and off Boroughbridge Road. Can you spare some time to help make our tenants gardens neat and tidy and a place that they can enjoy? We provide support services for people with sight loss and another disability and need volunteers to help maintain […]

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Wilberforce has joined Ebay

Recently we have gathered together a collection of various items which we thought held more potential than to just be flogged at any old carboot, so we decided to try our hand at selling on Ebay. Being novices to the online selling world it was a relatively slow start; we had to get to grips […]

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Active Sensory Sessions Volunteers Needed

Hi all, We currently have a voluntary vacancy to fill in helping at our Active Sensory Sessions. The sessions are aimed at those with sightloss and disabilities, providing a variety of sensory stimulus, such as coloured lights, soothing music and textured objects to feel. If you were thinking of helping out, your role would include interacting […]

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Stephen delighted with his first ‘job’, volunteering at York Minster

Wilberforce tenant Stephen greets a visitor to York Minster with a leaflet on activities at the Minster during Lent

  Wilberforce tenant Stephen, who lives in one of the trust’s York houses, is delighted to be doing his first ever job, especially as it is at York Minster where he regularly attends services and bell-ringing practices. Now he spends one hour every week inside the West door of York’s iconic building greeting visitors and […]

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Super summer fundraising for sight loss support

Three pupils raising money for Wilberforce at the Huntington School Community Fun day, with German volunteer Michael

The summer is not over yet, we hope, but the sunny 2013 so far has meant that external events to raise funds for our work supporting people with sight loss have been well attended, whether Wilberforce’s own events or those arranged by others to raise funds for us. We are all hoping for another warm […]

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