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New volunteering opportunities for June 2018
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.

E-mail or call 01635 49004 for further information.

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Roller Disco Volunteer

A roller disco is run one Saturday a month for young people in Thatcham. Volunteers are needed for two roles; entrance stewards and skate floor stewards.

The entrance steward role involves helping manage the queue at the door, taking money and giving entry wristbands.

As a skate floor steward, you’ll help in the disco itself (either with or without skates on!). This role involves helping the young people have fun, get used to skating and ensuring safety. A passion and enthusiasm for working with young people is essential.

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Building Guide

Do you have an interest in local history? A new visitor attraction in Newbury focusing on Greenham’s history is seeking volunteer guides.

The role will involve showing visitors around the building, highlighting the collections and displays and giving short talks. You will also contribute to ensuring health, safety and security are maintained.

Time commitment is expected to be a minimum of two half days a month. At first, the building will be open at weekends only, however they eventually hope to be open daily.

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Literacy Support

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 11th July.

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Play Scheme Volunteers

If you are 14+ and have some spare time this summer, why not volunteer for a well-established Newbury play scheme, supporting children with learning disabilities?

As a volunteer, you allocated an individual child to support with play activities.

The scheme is running from 6th August to 17th August 2018 (9am - 4pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays).

Ideal for energetic and fun loving volunteers!

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Ad-Hoc Community Volunteer

A cancer charity that supports children, young people and their families is seeking an ad-hoc community volunteer that they can call upon for help with local fundraising events.

The role is varied but could include helping organise events, collecting cheques, participating in bucket collections and talking to others about the charity’s work. Volunteers should be willing to travel within the local area.

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