New Volunteering Opportunities for November 2021

Grounds Assistant Volunteer

Join a cricket club at the heart of the local community by becoming a volunteer grounds maintenance volunteer.

The role will involve assisting with tasks such as grass cutting, strimming, line marking, rolling, maintenance of artificial nets, off season preparation duties, boundary rope placement and sight screen placement.

Tools and full training will be provided, and the role would suit a reliable cricket lover with an eye for detail. Time commitment is flexible, but could be a couple of afternoons a week, or two hours a day over 2/3 days.

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Handybus Drivers

Volunteer Centre West Berkshire will soon be taking delivery of a new Handybus 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 25+ with a clean UK licence, and will ideally be living in Newbury or Thatcham.

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Online Moderator

An online platform provides help and support to people in Berkshire who are experiencing mental health problems. The initiative provides a safe and anonymous environment where people can both receive support and help others.

Volunteer moderators are required, who will read and respond to posts, send virtual presents to those using the service and follow an escalation policy if posts cause concern. Full training and regular supervision will be provided. The role would suit friendly and empathetic volunteers with access to the Internet and experience of social media platforms. Time commitment is flexible to suit you, with the service running 24/7.

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Christmas Till Assistants

If you have some time to spare in the run-up to Christmas, why not volunteer as a till assistant with a Newbury charity shop that raises funds to reduce poverty and inequality?

Time commitment is 4-8 hours a week and can be very flexible around your other commitments. The role would suit reliable volunteers who are willing to learn new skills and work as part of a team.

This is an ideal opportunity to contribute to the fundraising efforts of an international charity, whilst meeting others and learning new skills.

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Brownie, Guide and Rainbow Volunteers

Be an inspiring role model to girls and young women in Newbury – and have fun in the process. Both leaders and helpers are needed. As unit leader, you’ll run the unit, lead a team of volunteers, and plan and deliver a programme of awesome activities!

If you’re enthusiastic about giving girls opportunities for fun, friendship, challenge and adventure then you’ll make a perfect unit helper. You’ll be key in providing the extra help needed to make unit meetings and events happen. Plus, you’ll get to know the girls and other volunteers, and be part of the Girlguiding community.

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Fundraising Events Volunteer

A charity that supports children with disabilities and their families is looking for volunteers to help out at their fundraising events.

The role involves attending and supporting the events, assisting with setting up, greeting and registering guests, supporting with fundraising during the event and helping with clearing down.

The role would suit positive and enthusiastic volunteers with good communication skills.

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For information about these and more than 350 other volunteering opportunities please contact Volunteer Centre West Berkshire via or call 01635 49004