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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.

 

New Handybus Service Starting

'SPRING 2022'

‘Jubilee’ is our brand new 16-seater Handybus modified to provide easy access. The bus will provide transport for anyone who would like to go shopping, or social meetings, but find it difficult or inconvenient to use public transport. if you have limited mobility ,need a bit of help to get to the shops, can’t manage the buses, or don’t have a bus service or a stop near you, we would be happy to try and help! 

To register your interest, please call 01635 37111 or email handybus@vcwb.org.uk . We will contact you when the service starts.

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Are you looking to volunteer in West Berkshire?

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Featured Volunteering Opportunities

Retail and Information Volunteer

A local nature conservation organisation is looking for volunteers to help run their exciting new shop. The organisation has invested in new shelving and has new stock ranges. The new ethos is selling sustainable, recyclable goods and supporting local businesses and artisans. Volunteers will also operate as “front of house” for the visitor centre, engaging with visitors, helping them decide which route to walk, helping them identify a duck on the lake and perhaps selling them a new bird book!

The role would suit volunteers who enjoy talking to people and encouraging visitors to get the most out of their visit.

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Volunteer Youth Worker

A new initiative in Calcot is looking for volunteers to help set up and run a Youth Club that is due to launch shortly.

The club will cater for 11-14 year olds and initially volunteers are required to help formulate a programme, most likely with young people themselves. Volunteers are also needed to help run a tuck shop, deal with admissions and supervise activities.

The role would suit volunteers with good communication and team work skills. An ability to organise activities such as art, crafts, dance, music or cooking would be an advantage. The club is currently planned for a Thursday evening, and volunteers would be required between 6.30-9.00pm.

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Trustees and Directors

A charity that runs a visitor centre dedicated to Greenham’s history is seeking new trustees and directors to strengthen their existing team. They encourage applicants with all experiences, but are particularly looking for volunteers who could aid engagement with younger audiences, finance, fundraising, museum operations and volunteers/HR.

The role requires attendance at one evening meeting a month (6:30-8:00pm) and some hours in between meetings to act on decisions. As the charity continues to grow, it is important that directors and trustees are adaptable and able to inspire other volunteers. The role would suit enthusiastic volunteers who can bring ideas, energy and action to the role.

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Volunteer for Dominoes

Be part of an incredible spectacle that will see thousands of giant dominoes winding through the streets of Newbury!

150 dominoes volunteers are needed to make the event happen, setting up sections of the route and working together to ensure the tumbling dominoes continue on their journey during the fall.

You will need to available for a briefing session before the event (20th June 6pm-8pm or 21st June 4pm-6pm) and on the event day, Saturday 25th June, from 9am to 6pm. Volunteers must be aged 14 and over and accompanied by an adult if under 18.

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Thatcham Event Ambassadors

Do you have an interest in the arts, events and people?

A programme of exciting events in Thatcham is planned for this year. The main event is a Family Fun Day on Sunday 26th June. This event features a variety of attractions such as a petting farm and fun fair, as well as local community stalls. Volunteers are needed to help set up the site, guide stallholders to their pitches and give information to visitors. There is also a packed Arts and Leisure Festival taking place in October, and the Christmas lights switch-on in December.

You’ll meet new people, gain event experience and hopefully have a great time providing support!

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Shop Volunteers

Can you spare a few hours during the week or on a Saturday? Would you like to gain experience in Retail or Customer Service?

Join the friendly team in a Hungerford charity shop that raises money for an international charity that helps people in crisis. You could make new friends and gain experience whilst making a difference.

As well as sorting through and organising donations you will have the chance to create exciting displays or perhaps develop new areas. You could also serve customers on the till if you wanted to. The role would suit people who enjoy being part of a team.

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