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New volunteering opportunities for July 2017
A primary and nursery school situated in the north of Newbury is
seeking a volunteer to join its board of governors.
The board is responsible for the school’s strategic management
and will make decisions on a variety of issues.
Governor meetings are held in the evenings nine times a year,
and occasional visits to the school during the day will also
form part of this role. The role would suit an enthusiastic and
inquiring volunteer with an interest in education. The school
would be particularly interested in hearing from someone who can
develop the board’s skills and knowledge connected to
Befriend West Berkshire
Having regular interactions with other people has been proven to
combat loneliness, which is why Volunteer Centre West Berkshire
are recruiting volunteers to become befrienders for lonely
people aged over 50 who live in West Berkshire.
Once trained, you will be carefully matched to someone, then
just like a friend, you will be to take a little time to visit
once a week or so to enjoy each others’ company. This is an ideal
volunteer opportunity for good listeners with empathy, patience
and a friendly nature.
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01635 49004 for further
Do you have an interest in rugby and experience of marketing and
PR? A Thatcham sports club is looking for a volunteer to develop
its brand image locally.
The role will include advising the club committee on marketing,
developing links with local media, website design and
maintenance, social media, establishing links with local
businesses and advertising design.
Most of the club’s activities take place at weekends, and the
role will involve occasional attendance at these. Committee
meetings are held in the evening, not more than once a month.
Charity Shop Volunteer
Do you have time to spare to help in a Newbury charity shop?
Volunteers are needed to help prepare items for sale and serve
customers. You will be provided with training and will help
to raise funds for a leading disability charity.
No qualifications are required, just a friendly nature and a
willingness to help others. Maximum hours are 10:00am – 5:00pm.
If you are 14+ and have some spare time this summer, why not
volunteer for a well-established Newbury playscheme, supporting
children with learning disabilities?
As a volunteer, you are allocated an individual child to support
with play activities.
The scheme is running from 27th July to 15th August 2017 (9am -
4pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays). Ideal for
energetic and fun loving volunteers!
Parent Support Coordinator
Are you a good communicator with an understanding of the needs
of parents-to-be and new parents?
The local branch of a national charity is seeking a volunteer
who can keep local parents informed about the support that it
can offer. You will be the main point of contact for the
branch’s social groups and make contact with other local
organisations to explore ways that the charity can support
families in the community.
You will be supported by other volunteers who make up the branch
team. Time commitment is two to four hours a week.
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