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New volunteering opportunities for July 2018
Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers
If you have some time to spare over the summer, a love of books
and enthusiasm for promoting reading to children, then this
could be the perfect opportunity for you! Friendly volunteers
are required in West Berkshire to enrol young readers,
administer the scheme and help celebrate their success along the
This is an ideal opportunity for friendly and patient volunteers
with good interpersonal skills. Volunteers need to be aged 14 or
over, and this opportunity might suit students seeking
volunteering over the summer period.
Could you support an adult with a learning disability to access
the services they need?
Advocates come from all walks of life and each brings with them
individual life experiences and expertise. Many citizen
advocates have had no significant involvement with people with
disabilities before. Many have found that their long term
commitment to a person with disabilities can be a powerful force
in that personís life. Advocacy relationships can positively
affect the way that a person with disabilities is valued and
respected in their community.
Volunteers are being recruited to train as advocates to support
adults with learning disabilities in West Berkshire.
Money Management Volunteer
A charity dedicated to promoting the wellbeing of older people
is recruiting calm and friendly volunteers to help with its
money management service. As a volunteer, you would carry out
visits to an older person living locally to support them with
managing their budget. This could include helping with payment
of bills, setting up direct debits or helping arrange payment
plans to clear debts.
Time commitment is 2-4 hours a fortnight and you will need to
have access to transport. Financial experience or knowledge of
the benefits system might be advantageous, but a common-sense
approach to managing money is more important.
Sport & 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 and walking accessible to anyone experiencing
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 sessions.
Would you like to share knowledge and information with
vulnerable people in your community, enabling them to remain
independent in their own homes?
Volunteers are trained to provide good quality information and
guidance about community services in parishes across West
Ideal for good communicators who can manage their own time and
enjoy working independently. Get in touch with Gill Comley on
01634 49004 to find out more and discover if volunteers are
needed to make a difference in your parish.
Do you have a love of animals? Would you like to play a part in
increasing awareness of animal cruelty?
The committee of a local branch of an animal charity is looking
for new volunteers. The role will involve organising and helping
at events organised by the branch.
Computer, office and financial skills would be useful, or
perhaps practical abilities like driving or setting up a gazebo!
There are about 6-8 meetings a year, and help at events is
required once or twice a year.
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more than 350 other volunteering opportunities
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