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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
This free event is open to all. There will be more than fifty
organisations attending: everything from social care to the
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
|For information about these and
more than 350 other volunteering opportunities
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