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VCme - Supported
volunteering for people with mental health conditions
New volunteering opportunities for September 2017
Can you relate to the vision that no older person should be
alone on Christmas Day unless they want to be?
A locally based UK wide charity keeps a database of events for
older people happening on Christmas Day. In the months leading
up to Christmas they are looking for volunteers to help in their
temporary office space in central Newbury.
Volunteers with good telephone skills, an empathy with older
people and reasonable PC literacy are needed to:
* Ensure the database is up to date
* Respond to enquiries
* Help with problem solving!
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 Read on 01635 49004 or email
Youth Offender Volunteers
Do you want to make a genuine difference to the lives of young
people in West Berkshire? Volunteers are being recruited for two
roles working alongside young offenders.
You could supervise a young person carrying out reparation
activities in the local community. Alternatively, you could
become a volunteer Referral Order Panel member. The panel meets
with the young person, parent / carer and sometimes the victim
of the crime, as a way of tackling the causes of offending.
Volunteers need to be willing to undergo training and should
have access to their own transport. A calm and non-judgemental
approach is a must.
Guiders and Unit Helpers
Are you interested in helping children and young people fulfil
their potential? Girlguiding is the UK’s largest voluntary
organisation for girls and young woman, and volunteers are
sought in Newbury to help provide members with fun and
If you have bags of enthusiasm, and a willingness to get
involved, you could make an ideal unit helper whatever your
skills and interests. Volunteers will be provided with full
induction and training.
Men’s Pie and Pint Lunch Club Volunteer
A new initiative in Newbury is planning to run “Pie and a Pint”
lunch time sessions to assist with the breaking of social
isolation for older men. A volunteer who enjoys social
gatherings is being sought to organise the monthly sessions,
promote them and book the venue.
The role might suit two volunteers working together. Volunteers
should be able to commit to running the sessions on a regular
basis, enjoy organising, be calm and have a good sense of
Children’s Rugby Coach
A local rugby club is looking for more volunteers to coach its
junior sections. The club has funding available to support
coaching qualifications for suitable candidates.
Volunteering will take generally place on Sunday mornings, and
includes training, matches and tournaments with some travel and
The season runs from September through to April. The ideal
volunteer will be enthusiastic about working with young people
and enjoy delivering fun and engaging coaching sessions.
|For information about these and
more than 350 other volunteering opportunities
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