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New volunteering opportunities for December 2017
Would you like to volunteer in a local library? Volunteers are
currently being recruited for two roles in Newbury.
The first role is that of a community library volunteer and
involves assisting readers with using the self-service
equipment, helping people access stock and computers, shelving
and assisting with events.
The second role is that of a community library organiser and
involves playing a key role in supporting front line volunteer
cover to ensure that a local library can maintain its open
hours. The role will cover the essential activities to support
the library service, such as organising the volunteer rota,
arranging cover and being a point of contact for volunteers and
Volunteer Charity Director
A Newbury-based charity that provides homes for local people
experiencing hardship is seeking new directors to join its
Applicants should be committed to social housing and almshouses
in particular. A background in housing management would be
helpful but not essential – you might have management experience
in areas such as accountancy, law or website development.
This is a hands-on role, with directors managing the charity and
providing some administrative support. Time commitment is
approximately 10 days a year, with attendance at quarterly
A national charity helps people with disabilities become more
independent by providing custom-made equipment that is not
available to buy.
The charity’s Berkshire branch is interested in hearing from
skilled DIYers, model makers and craftspeople who have access to
their own workshop, as well as the ability to design and make
unique equipment that can help someone with a disability.
You will work from home, although you will need your own
transport to visit clients and find out about their needs and
buy equipment. The cost of materials and petrol will be
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.
Branch General Volunteer
Are you a can-do person? Do you work well in a team? The local
branch of an organisation that supports people affected by Motor
Neurone Disease is seeking volunteers to assist with tasks such
as creating and distributing leaflets and posters, assisting
with refreshments at events, helping out with street collections
and fundraising, and recruiting other volunteers.
Time commitment is approximately four hours a week. Branch
committee meetings are held on Thursday evenings once a month
just outside Reading, and volunteers are welcome to attend
A Thatcham Scout group is seeking new volunteers to assist with
its fundraising. The group takes part in events and fayres in
Thatcham, and as a volunteer you can get involved in the current
programme or come up with new fundraising ideas. All proceeds go
back into the Scout group to improve the hut and purchase
equipment for activities.
Time commitment is two meetings per term, plus an hour a week to
carry out the duties, and the role would suit a volunteer with
organisational skills and a desire to get involved.
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