Reading and District Macular Society assists people with macular degeneration (sight loss) by organising events and social activities that offer opportunities to meet others and share experiences. They are looking for new committee members to attend their meetings which take place on a Friday morning six times a year at the Berkshire Vision in Reading. They would like someone who can be passionate about what the charity do and bring fresh ideas to the group.

The Berkshire Adolescent Unit is a hospital for patients with mental health illnesses. The BAU Hospital Education Team offers patients aged 12-18 years a chance to continue with their education during their hospital admission. They are looking for a management group member to attend group meetings once a term (on a Thursday evening) and support the work of the hospital’s education team for the patients. An interest of promoting learning for young people and some knowledge of finances/budgets would be desirable.

Marriage Care specialise in helping couples – married or not – build and sustain strong, fulfilling, healthy relationships, and in providing support in times of relationship difficulty. They are looking for a volunteer to lead a dedicated team of relationship support specialists in the local area. As Head of Centre you will be responsible for leading and motivating the team, recruiting new volunteers, raising awareness of Marriage Care in the local area and building positive local relationships with the Catholic Church community. This is a ‘virtual’ role that would be home based. The commitment involved would be around a minimum of 6 to 8 hours per week plus quarterly centre meetings and attendance at one or two regional/national conferences per year is strongly encouraged. Travel and out-of-pocket expenses will be paid. They are looking for someone who can provide a long term commitment.

The Wokingham Job Support Centre serves clients based in Wokingham Borough and Bracknell to help them in their search for jobs by coaching them for interviews, CV writing and supporting their job applications. They are in search of a new Trustee to be responsible for raising funds from the corporate sector. The volunteer with be required to establish links with business in the local area, so previous business knowledge is essential.

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