responsibility / team challenges
VCme - Supported
volunteering for people with mental health conditions
New volunteering opportunities for September 2018
Senior Citizen Drop-in Information Morning
Wednesday 26th September, 10am-1pm, Fair
Close Centre, Newton Road, Newbury, RG14 7BH
Do you or someone you care for struggle to find senior citizens
support in our community? Join Fair Close Centre and the
Volunteer Centre for coffee and cake and discover the valuable
services for senior citizens that they offer.
The teams from the car scheme, Meals on Wheels, befriending,
Luncheon Club, Handybus and so many more will be there.
Afterwards if you would like to join them for the Fair Close
Luncheon Club, this starts at 12:15 and is £5 for non-members.
Prebooking for lunch is required – please contact Fair Close at
For People with Mental Health Conditions
Volunteering is known to be beneficial to people with mental
health conditions. But many still face obstacles before they can
experience the rewards of volunteering.
Volunteer Centre West Berkshire’s VCme project aims to reduce
these barriers by ensuring that volunteering starts in a
welcoming and supportive environment.
You will be matched to a volunteer mentor who will support you
during your first steps in to volunteering, helping you develop
the confidence to volunteer independently.
Interested? Call Chris on 01635 49004 or email
Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators
Would you be interested in helping make your community safer?
Get to know your neighbours and recreate the community spirit by
starting a Neighbourhood Watch group in your area.
Schemes can cover anything from six houses to a whole road. As a
coordinator, you will receive information on local crime and
suspicious activity, which you can then make your neighbours
Help reduce crime rates by volunteering for this important role.
Coordinators will receive free signs and stickers, and details
of discounts available to scheme members.
Exercise Therapy Assistants
Many disabled people find it difficult to take as much exercise
as they want – but a therapy centre in Thatcham is working to
solve that problem for disabled people across West Berkshire.
A specialised gym, equipped with power-assisted exercise
equipment, is running as a not for profit venture.
You could help by joining a small team of volunteers who provide
a warm welcome to people using the centre. This will include
booking them in, showing them round the centre and providing
encouragement and drinks. Ideal for good communicators with good
Charity Shop Volunteers
The Newbury branch of one of the leading charity shop outlets in
the country would welcome new volunteers to help them in their
busy shop that is open Monday to Saturday.
Volunteers with common sense and the ability to work as a team
are needed to help with a variety of tasks including pricing,
sorting and serving. They are particularly looking for till
cashiers and those who are willing to cash-up at the end of the
This is an ideal opportunity to contribute to the fundraising
efforts of an international charity, whilst meeting others and
learning new skills.
Work Support Volunteers
A disability charity runs a programme in Newbury on weekdays
whereby adults with learning disabilities experience a real
Volunteers are required to join their team and support the users
of the service whilst they undertake tasks such as counting and
This is an opportunity to experience the rewards of helping
adults with learning disabilities, developing their skills and
independence and increasing their self-esteem. Ideal for patient
volunteers with a calm and approachable manner.
|For information about these and
more than 350 other volunteering opportunities
please call Volunteer Centre West Berkshire on