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Volunteering is at the heart of every thriving community. When you volunteer the effects to the local community and beyond are remarkable. As well as impacting others the valuable benefits you gain from taking part in a volunteering project has a long lasting positive effect.
ZOOM INTO 2021
VIRTUAL RECRUITMENT VOLUNTEER FAIR
Saturday 23rd January from 10am to 12.30pm
Join us via Zoom and chat to some of the many voluntary organisations who would welcome your support.
Click on the button below at any time during the morning and find out how you can help and make a note of the date.
WHO WE ARE
Volunteer Centre West Berkshire is a charitable incorporated organisation, formed in 1974. The organisation’s overriding ethos is to match local people to local need. We provide information, advice and guidance and personally match people to one of the more 350 volunteering opportunities in West Berkshire.
We also provide help and information to charitable organisations in West Berkshire, whether helping start a new charity or providing assistance with fundraising, training and governance. As well as run local schemes providing help for socially isolated and the elderly.
Featured Volunteering Opportunities
Online Volunteer Recruitment Fair
Saturday 23rd January 2021 10am-12.30pm
Want to get involved with volunteering in your local community? Find out how you could be making a difference in 2021 at Volunteer Centre West Berkshire’s Online Volunteer Recruitment Fair.
Meet representatives from a range of inspiring charitable organisations, all of whom are looking for volunteers in West Berkshire.
Join us live online via Zoom at any time during the fair by clicking the link
Join us live online via Zoom at any time during the fair by clicking the link at www.volunteerwestberks.org.uk
Covid-19 Testing Assistants
A local education provider needs to begin regular coronavirus testing of staff and students using Lateral Flow Antigen tests. By testing once a week, they will be helping to keep schools and colleges as safe as they can. Volunteers are being recruited to assist with the testing process, with various roles available ranging from collecting swabs, preparing samples for analysis and keeping swabbing bays clean.
These roles will suit volunteers with good interpersonal skills and an ability to record information accurately. Time commitment is flexible, with volunteers required throughout the week (testing is likely to be mainly daytime on weekdays). Training will be provided.
Crowd Funding Specialist Lead
A specialist gym with power-assisted exercise equipment operates for the benefit of people with disabilities living locally. The centre is currently planning a new hydrotherapy premises.
Fundraising has been achieved mainly through grants and contact with regular supporters. The centre would also like to raise funds through social media. It is therefore looking for a volunteer with a sound knowledge of crowd funding and using it to generate significant charitable income.
The role would suit someone with strong social media expertise, and the passion to hit a big target and have fun on the way.
Enthusiastic and Skilled Carpenter
Are you an enthusiastic carpenter who would like to give something back to the community and improve the lives of young people?
A charity is in the process of refurbishing a local youth and community centre. It is looking for a volunteer carpenter to turn wood into robust furniture such as benches and tables. You will need the ability to transport the wood, design the furniture yourself and undertake the work off site with your own tools.
The project can be completed around your other commitments, with the charity hoping the furniture to be finished by summer 2021.
Fruit Orchard Project Volunteer
A national conservation charity which monitors wildlife species and habitats is seeking volunteers to carry out simple orchard surveys in the West Berkshire area. The results of these surveys will contribute to a national map of traditional orchards.
No experience is necessary, just an interest in exploring the countryside. The organisation will provide volunteers with survey packs, maps and full instructions of how to take part.
Access to a car would be desirable, although not essential if you enjoy walking.
A West Berkshire organisation that provides support to people whose lives are affected by mental health issues is looking for new trustees.
They would particularly welcome people with financial, legal or HR skills from any sector. However, it is more important that you share the charity’s values, have a belief in the value of every individual and have a desire to help the charity continue to grow.
You should also support real service user empowerment and leadership, and be able to work constructively with the members’ management committee. The role would suit thoughtful, organised and compassionate volunteers.