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New volunteering opportunities for January 2018
One in four of us will be affected by a mental health problem
this year. A local independent charity is passionate about
making sports accessible to anyone experiencing problems.
The charity is looking for volunteers to help run weekly
badminton sessions. The aim of the sessions is to aid people’s
recovery, whilst raising awareness, challenging misconceptions
and encouraging social inclusion.
The sessions run on Monday 5pm - 6pm in Theale, Wednesday
6-6.45pm in Thatcham and Thursday 4.30pm - 5.30pm in Newbury. If
you have some knowledge of badminton rules, as well as the
desire to coach and encourage others, they would be keen to hear
Befriend West Berkshire
Having regular interactions with other people has been proven to
combat loneliness, which is why Volunteer Centre West Berkshire
are recruiting volunteers to become befrienders for lonely
people aged over 50 who live in West Berkshire.
Once trained, you will be carefully matched to someone, then
just like a friend, you will be to take a little time to visit
once a week or so to enjoy each others company. This is an ideal
volunteer opportunity for good listeners with empathy, patience
and a friendly nature.
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01635 49004 for further
Stop Smoking Champion
Are you interested in gaining experience of public health and
health promotion? Stop Smoking Champions are being recruited in
Volunteers will initially help out at high street events,
approaching the public and giving them details of the stop
smoking service. Once you have gained experience, there is also
the possibility of volunteering alongside an experienced advisor
to assist clients at stop smoking clinics.
No prior experience is necessary, as training will be provided,
however volunteers should be friendly and enjoy talking to
members of public.
Information Room Volunteers
This is an opportunity to join a dedicated team of trained
volunteers who enjoy helping people to find out the right
information about medical conditions and other related issues.
Following training, you will join a team in the local hospital
who are kept busy signposting patients and visitors to
accredited information and useful services.
Ideal if you have good communication skills, a friendly nature
and can show a natural empathy to people from time to time who
might be distressed, anxious or worried. Good basic IT skills
will be required, but training in specific systems will be
Volunteer Shop Assistant
Volunteers are required to help in a Newbury charity shop.
An ideal way to gain experience in retail, you can help raise
funds for a leading animal charity.
Volunteers will be supported with training to develop their
skills, and whatever help you can give would be welcomed;
however, a couple of hours or one half day a week would be ideal.
Tasks include processing new stock, till work and displaying
Memories Café Assistant
Could you help with the running of a café for people living with
dementia and their loved ones? A project in Thatcham requires
volunteers to help with the serving of refreshments and
facilitate nature based craft and memory activities.
The café runs on Monday mornings. If you have an empathy for
older people, a friendly and welcoming personality, as well as
an interest in wildlife, the project would be interested in
hearing from you.
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