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New volunteering opportunities for February 2018
Voluntary and Community Sector Knowledge Event
Thursday 29th March, 9.30am - 4.30pm
Berkshire Stand, Newbury Racecourse

If you or someone you know needs local services or wants to become involved with a West Berks community organisation, come along to this free event. You will be able to find out what’s going on, how to use local services or volunteer with them.

If you are an organisation, you will find the networking opportunity invaluable. If you are a business and want to contribute to the community then this is for you. If you are a healthcare professional or other frontline worker and want to broaden your knowledge of the voluntary sector then this is for you.

This free event is open to all. There will be more than fifty organisations attending: everything from social care to the arts.  

Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators

Would you be interested in helping make your community safer? Get to know your neighbours and recreate the community spirit by starting a Neighbourhood Watch group in your area.

Schemes can cover anything from six houses to a whole road. As a coordinator, you will receive information on local crime and suspicious activity, which you can then make your neighbours aware of.

Help reduce crime rates by volunteering for this important role. Coordinators will receive free signs and stickers, and details of discounts available to scheme members.

Ref NY142

Walk Marshals

A leading national health charity is organising a sponsored walk in Welford Park on Sunday 29th April 2018. Recruitment of volunteer walk marshals for the event has begun.

As a volunteer marshal you will help deliver the best possible experience for those taking part in the event, offering encouragement and giving directions. The organisation is keen to hear from friendly people with good communication and observation skills. Volunteers will also need to be able to stand for long periods at a time.

Ref NY1661

Coffee Shop Volunteer

A volunteer interested in customer service in a retail and / or catering setting is needed to help in a small popular Christian coffee shop in the heart of Newbury town centre.

This will involve committing at least half a day a week to assisting serving customers, clearing tables, setting up at the start of the day and clearing away at the end.

Ideal for an organised and personable volunteer with a tidy nature and good customer service skills. Must be comfortable using a cash till and confident with handling money.

Ref NY1471

Mystery Shopper

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 perform mystery shopping-style tasks, whereby you would visit or make contact with local services and report your findings.

The role would suit someone with good verbal, written and organisational skills. As a volunteer, you would be offered ongoing support and training opportunities.

Ref NY1634

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