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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.
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01635 49004 for further
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
Do you have an interest in local history? A new visitor
attraction in Newbury focusing on Greenham’s history is seeking
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.
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
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!
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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more than 350 other volunteering opportunities
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