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New volunteering opportunities for November 2018
Patient Activity Support Volunteer
Could you help support hospital patients with activity sessions?
This could involve chatting, playing board games, discussing the
news, quizzes and supporting mobility and exercise sessions.
The role will involve interacting with patients across two
wards, and liaising with hospital staff who will guide with
ideas and resources. A large part of the role is about providing
a positive distraction.
You can volunteer on any day of the week between 2pm and 5pm
(times flexible). The role would suit reliable volunteers with
good communication skills.
'Bread & Beyond' Sales Volunteer
A local organisation that works with young people with autism is
teaching them how to make bread as part of their work-skills
The bread is being sold to raise money for the organisation,
enabling its work with the young people to continue. They are
looking for volunteers to assist them with the sale of the bread
on market stalls and at various events across West Berkshire,
alongside the young people.
Initially they would like to commit to having a monthly market
stall in Newbury at least one Thursday a month (7am-4pm,
although volunteers can do 2-3 hours). The role would suit
polite, friendly and confident people who enjoy engaging with
customers and the young people.
General Shop Volunteer
A hospice charity has a shop in Newbury and is seeking friendly
volunteers to help give its customers the best possible
You could be front of house, serving customers and keeping the
shop floor tidy, or organising stock behind the scenes. Tasks
include sorting and pricing, restocking, taking donations and
talking to customers and serving on the till if you’re happy to.
The shop is open seven days a week and ideally volunteers will
commit to a regular four hour shift, however any time you can
give will be welcomed. Volunteers should have good common sense
and enjoy working as part of a team.
Fundraising Group Member
A charity that provides assistance dogs to people with visual
impairment is seeking new volunteers to join its local
You will take part in a variety of activities to raise funds,
and there is also a chance to be involved with street
collections and information stands at events such as fetes.
The time commitment is flexible, and will be dependent on the
number of events you choose to be involved with.
Village Agents: The Community Connectors
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
01634 49004 to find out more and discover if volunteers are
needed to make a difference in your parish.
A local arts centre, which shows some of the best music, comedy,
art and family entertainment on tour in the UK, requires
As a steward, you would show people to their seats, sell ice
creams, escort people to safety in the event of an emergency and
… watch the performances!
Ideal for a numerate volunteer with good common sense and an
interest in entertainment.
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