ASD Family Help is a user led local charity to support children and families affected by autism in Wokingham Borough. The Chair’s role is to ensure the Committee operates within the Constitution and fulfils its purpose; to lead and support the team; to represent ASD Family Help as appropriate and to set the agenda and chair meetings. The volunteer must have a sound knowledge of autism and have previous experience of the charity sector and related networks including social services. Time commitment averages around 10 hours per month, which is made up of committee meetings, meetings with the Operations Manager and dealing with general admin/emails. For a full description or to discuss this role in more detail, please contact the Wokingham Volunteer Centre.  

Wokingham United Charities run the Westende almshouses which are flats in central Wokingham. The 27 flats are home to local, mainly elderly people, who have been in either financial or social need. They are looking for a volunteer to help manage their building work. They have reliable contractors for plumbing, heating, electrical and building work, but they need briefing, and their work checked on completion. There is a resident warden who is available for regular supervision of contractors, but the person taking this role will inevitably have to be available sometimes during working hours. They are a small and friendly team that meet about six times a year, attend occasional coffee mornings with the residents and report to trustees on all significant items. We do quite a lot by email. The role would suit someone that has experience of project management and/or building work.

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.

 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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