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Do you or someone you care about need our Services?

Are you a Charity or Voluntary Group that needs advice or support?

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.

Slowly volunteer organisations are getting back to some of their regular services and are beginning to recruit. Please take a look at our extensive West Berkshire Volunteer Opportunities list.

If you see something that you are interested in then get in touch by emailing 

and we will help you take it further.  

We’ve Moved!

We have moved office and our new address is:

Volunteer Centre West Berkshire

Broadway House

4 – 8 The Broadway

Newbury RG14 1BA  

Our contact details remain the same: 

Telephone 01635 49004

For volunteering enquiries email 

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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


A local charity provides free, independent advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. As a volunteer adviser, you will interview clients (in person or on the telephone) and use trusted information sources to guide them through the steps needed to resolve the problem. Sometimes more in-depth work might be needed, such as giving help to complete a form or contacting an organisation.

The role would suit friendly and approachable volunteers who are respectful of others and good at listening. Time commitment is one day or two half days a week (Monday-Wednesday).

Ref NY2243

Handybus Drivers

Volunteer Centre West Berkshire will be taking delivery of a fantastic new Handybus in October and starting a dial a ride service for older people in Newbury and Thatcham.

We are looking for volunteers to drive the bus for four hours a week. Drivers will receive good training and will be joining a band of volunteers that love assisting older people. Drivers love chatting and being involved in a really positive way to help our older infirm citizens to go about their business.

Volunteers must be over 21 with a clean UK licence, and will ideally be living in Newbury or Thatcham.

Ref NY109

Warehouse Volunteer

A local organisation provides model making activities for former and current Armed Forces and emergency services personnel. It also promotes model making hobbies as a way of improving wellbeing and mental health.

They have a warehouse and storage container for their stock of donated model kits (tanks, aircraft, ships, submarines, artillery, figures, cars and trucks and tools).

A volunteer is needed to restock the shelves which are 6ft high with cleaned complete model kits, moving models from the warehouse and storage container and back. You could also be providing administrative support to the organisation where needed and other general duties.

Ref NY2245

Farm Gardening Team Volunteers

A social enterprise in Inkpen grows a large range of plants in a poly tunnel and outside in a garden.

Gardening team volunteers are being recruited to help with tasks such as sowing seeds, propagation, planting, soil improvement, plant maintenance, grass cutting and hedge cutting. Some volunteers may also enjoy assisting with ad hoc projects such as building bird boxes or hen houses.

Suggested time commitment is one day or two half days a week, but there is flexibility. Some gardening experience would be useful but not essential, and you can volunteer on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and weekends.

Ref NY2241

Volunteer Scorers and Umpires

Join a cricket club at the heart of the local community by becoming a volunteer scorer or umpire.

The requirement would involve scoring around ten games a season, sharing the load with other scorers. Time commitment would be seven hours every other Saturday.

Previous cricket scoring experience would be ideal but training/mentoring can be provided. Home games are played in Newbury; away fixtures vary but are no more than an hour away from Newbury.

Ref NY2183

Charity Shop Volunteer

Would you like to gain experience of retail whilst helping raise funds for a leading disability charity?

A busy Thatcham charity shop is looking for volunteers to assist with tasks such as working on the tills, sorting donations and back of shop work.

You do not require any formal qualifications to be a volunteer, just a warm personality, and the shop’s friendly team will provide you with training as you go.

Ref NY1132

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