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New volunteering opportunities for July 2017
School Governor

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 safeguarding.

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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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Marketing Volunteer

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.

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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.

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Playscheme Volunteer

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!

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