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New volunteering opportunities for November 2017
Parent Support Volunteers
Parents play a key role in creating a secure childhood for their
children before they go off to school. But sometimes they need
help … your help.
Volunteers with parenting skills are required to undertake an
accredited training course (five hours per week on seven
consecutive Fridays, with the next course beginning on the 19th
January 2018). On completion of the training, you will be
matched to a family in West Berkshire with young children,
becoming a trusted mentor.
Through visiting, you will be able to offer one-to-one support,
friendship and practical help.
Volunteer Car Drivers
Volunteer Drivers in West Berkshire help hundreds of less able
people each year, by collecting people from their homes and
taking them to appointments of all kinds. This enjoyable and
rewarding volunteer opportunity is an easy way to get involved
in the local community.
You will not be out of pocket as your mileage will be paid and
your insurers should not charge extra for volunteering on a not
for gain or reward basis. You decide when and where you want to
drive. Perfect for caring and patient people with an empathy for
the less able.
Volunteer Internet Shoppers
Being able to get out for shopping, or make purchases online, is
something many of us take for granted. But for many older
people, this may not be so simple and can have an impact on
their ability to lead independent lives.
A scheme has been developed to overcome this problem by giving
elderly people the ability to undertake their supermarket
shopping online, with the telephone support of an office based
This is an ideal opportunity for individuals with a caring and
friendly attitude, who have confidence using the internet and
2-4 hours to spare on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
Could your share your experience of job searching and
recruitment with local people looking for new or better
A West Berkshire project is looking to recruit Employment
Mentors, who could meet someone for an hour every week or
fortnight. As a mentor, you would provide support with job
searching, application / CV writing and interview preparation.
The role would suit non-judgmental and encouraging volunteers,
with an interest in building someone’s confidence.
Sport and Activity Volunteers
One in four of us will be affected by a mental health problem
this year. A local independent charity is passionate about
making physical activities, such as football, table tennis,
badminton, tennis, walking and cricket, accessible to anyone
They do this by running sport activities to aid recovery, whilst
raising awareness, challenging misconceptions and encouraging
social inclusion at the same time. Good communicators with an
active and pleasant nature are needed to help with the one-hour
Youth Support Worker
Do you want to help provide local young people with new and fun
A project based in Greenham runs sessions on Tuesday and
Wednesday evenings, and is looking for volunteers to assist
their staff with organising and running activities.
The role would suit a good team worker with an understanding of
young peoples’ individual needs. Volunteers should be friendly,
approachable and patient with a natural authority.
|For information about these and
more than 350 other volunteering opportunities
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