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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.

Ref NY1992

'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 training.

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.

Ref NY1993

General Shop Volunteer

A hospice charity has a shop in Newbury and is seeking friendly volunteers to help give its customers the best possible experience.

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.

Ref NY976

Fundraising Group Member

A charity that provides assistance dogs to people with visual impairment is seeking new volunteers to join its local fundraising group.

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.

Ref NY1993

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 Berkshire.

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.

Ref NY1637


A local arts centre, which shows some of the best music, comedy, art and family entertainment on tour in the UK, requires volunteer stewards.

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.

Ref NY802

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