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volunteering for people with mental health conditions
New volunteering opportunities for October 2018
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 on 01635 49004 or email
At Home Library Volunteer
Would you like to help make the world of reading accessible to
people who are unable to access their local library due to
disability or illness?
A local service is looking for a volunteer to select books from
the library in Newbury on a Wednesday on a three weekly basis.
You would then make home visits to deliver the books to local
residents. These visits can be made at a time suitable for the
volunteer and the borrower. You will need access to your own car
(a mileage allowance will be paid).
Good interpersonal skills and empathy are essential, and a love
of books would be an advantage.
Community Reserve Volunteer
Community Reserve Volunteers help their local community during a
major emergency. This role is perfect for people who want to do
their bit but do not wish to commit to regular volunteering.
Typical tasks include filling sandbags, clearing roads and
paths, moving furniture upstairs before a flood, sorting
supplies and stock, administration and helping teams carry/load
equipment. Teams are led by an experienced volunteer.
When there is a need to mobilise volunteers, you will be sent a
text message which you can reply to if you are available to
Day Therapy Volunteer
A local hospice requires day therapy volunteers to help ensure
the wellbeing of its patients.
As a day therapy volunteer, you would play an important role in
groupwork activities, serving refreshments and meals and
ensuring a welcoming environment.
Listening and talking to patients and their visitors is central
to this role, so strong communication skills and a
non-judgemental attitude are a must. The service runs on
Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Volunteer Shop Assistant
Volunteers are required to help in a Newbury charity shop.
An ideal way to gain experience in retail, you can help raise
funds for a leading animal charity.
Volunteers will be supported with training to develop their
skills, and whatever help you can give would be welcomed;
however a couple of hours or one half day a week would be ideal.
Tasks include processing new stock, till work and displaying
Guiders and Unit Helpers
Are you interested in helping children and young people fulfil
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 challenging activities.
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.
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