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New volunteering opportunities for April 2018
Do you enjoy working outdoors and have a love of animals and
A local organisation based in Hampstead Norreys provides pony
riding lessons to children with physical and learning
disabilities. Volunteers are needed to help prepare the ponies
for the lessons, act as a pony leader or to walk alongside the
rider giving support.
The time commitment is approximately two hours a week, during
the day and in term-time only. Experience of horse or pony care
is welcomed, although not essential as training can be provided.
If you have an interest in reading then consider joining a
scheme set up to encourage primary school children to discover
the love of books.
Volunteers are needed to train as mentors and meet the
increasing demand in West Berkshire. You’ll experience the
rewards of watching the children gain confidence as they learn
in sessions of reading, talking and playing games. No special
skills are required, just lots of patience, a love of reading
and an interest in children.
The next training course for new volunteers takes place on the
15th and 16th May.
Feedback Collection Volunteer
A local health service is looking for volunteers to interview
patients following their dietetic appointments. By gaining
feedback, the quality of the service can be improved.
Feedback collection will be carried out using a handheld
electronic machine, for which training will be provided.
Volunteers should have good communication skills, a friendly
disposition and a clear understanding of confidentiality. The
opportunity can be undertaken at times/days that suit you, with
sessions lasting three hours.
Weekly Wednesday Roving Team Members
This is an ideal opportunity to get outside and enjoy the fresh
air, whilst getting involved with a project that runs practical
tasks to reconnect broken links in the West Berkshire landscape
– such as creating wildlife corridors.
The project runs a variety of group conservation activities
every Wednesday, on sites such as Greenham Common, Thatcham
Reedbeds and Bowdown Woods. There is a mixture of practical
habitat management work, something to suit everyone. Enthusiasm
is all you need; you will be shown how to do tasks and use tools
Would you like to share knowledge and information with
vulnerable people in your community, enabling them to remain
independent in their own homes?
Volunteers are trained to provide good quality information and
guidance about community services in parishes across West
Ideal for good communicators who can manage their own time and
enjoy working independently. Get in touch with Gill Comley on
01635 49004 to find out more and discover if volunteers are
needed to make a difference in your parish.
A local charity which provides free legal advice for those who
have experienced domestic violence is seeking volunteers to join
As the charity enters its fourth year of operation, it is keen
to have people bring new ideas to the team.
The role would take not more than five hours per month, and
there is also the opportunity to help out at fundraising
activities. The charity holds quarterly committee meetings in
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