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New volunteering opportunities for June 2017
Information Room Volunteers
This is an opportunity to join a dedicated team of trained
volunteers who enjoy helping people to find out the right
information about medical conditions and other related issues.
Following training, you will join a team in the local hospital
who are kept busy signposting patients and visitors to
accredited information and useful services.
Ideal if you have good communication skills, a friendly nature
and can show a natural empathy to people from time to time who
might be distressed, anxious or worried. Good basic IT skills
will be required, but training in specific systems will be
Volunteer Employability Mentor
Could your share your experience of job searching and
recruitment with local people looking for new or better
A West Berkshire project is looking to recruit Employment
Mentors who could meet someone for an hour every week or
fortnight. As a mentor, you would provide support with job
searching, application / CV writing and interview preparation.
The role would suit non-judgmental and encouraging volunteers,
with an interest in building someoneís confidence. A training
session for new mentors will be held in Newbury on the 24th
Appropriate Adults are trained volunteers who attend police
stations when a young personís parents or guardians cannot
attend or where friends family or carers of a vulnerable adult
are unable to attend.
They are there to ensure the person understands their rights,
police procedures, and to safeguard their welfare whilst in
Could you undertake this role? Volunteer Appropriate Adults are
being recruited to cover the local area. Volunteers will need to
be non-judgemental, and have the confidence to deal with
challenging situations. Full induction and training will be
provided, as well as opportunities to shadow existing
Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers
If you have some time to spare over the summer, a love of books
and enthusiasm for promoting reading to children, then this
could be the perfect opportunity for you! Friendly volunteers
are required in West Berkshire libraries to enrol young readers,
administer the scheme and help celebrate their success along the
This is an ideal opportunity for friendly and patient volunteers
with good interpersonal skills. Volunteers need to be aged 14 or
over, and this opportunity might suit students seeking
volunteering over the summer period.
Newbury Handybus helps people who are unable to use public
transport to get out on shopping trips and social outings of all
kinds. The minibuses are driven by volunteers who give up some
of their spare time to contribute to those in the Newbury
New volunteer drivers are always welcomed, ideal for those with
empathy and awareness of the needs of the elderly and disabled.
Volunteers must be over 25, have a D1 category on their licence
or a midas certificate, or be prepared to undergo a short test
to acquire one, which will be arranged.
Would you like to help improve the quality of health and social
care services in West Berkshire?
The local branch of a national consumer champion organisation is
seeking volunteers to develop and deliver research projects from
feedback gathered from the public.
The role involves gathering feedback through phone calls and
desk-based research, designing surveys and questionnaires,
analysing results and writing reports with recommendations on
how services might be improved. Ideal for someone with good
verbal, written and research skills.
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