Crossroads Care Wokingham role is to relieve the stress and isolation of unpaid carers through the provision of homes based respite breaks and to provide meaningful activities to support the people with care needs to enhance their quality of life. The charity is looking to take on a volunteer bookkeeper/accountant whose duties would include converted their current system onto a new system such as Xero or Quickbooks, provide training to staff on this and possible ongoing bookkeeping duties. The volunteer must have a sound knowledge of bookkeeping and financial systems and ideally have some charity knowledge although this is not essential.

YPWD (Berkshire) CIO is a vibrant and successful local charity, set up in 2012 to fill a much needed gap in provision for those with young onset dementia and their families and carers. We provide workshops and 1:1 support to those diagnosed with young onset dementia. They are to recruit a new Treasurer. The role of Treasurer is an extremely important one and as a member of our Board you will have responsibility for overseeing the financial management of the organisation to ensure that it is legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice. This role is on a voluntary basis and you will be expected to attend approximately 4 meetings each year, as well as our AGM, with an overall time commitment equivalent to approximately one day per month. Previous experience of bookkeeping and financial management is essential.

Cruse Bereavement Care is a national charity and they are a self-funding local branch, with this area office covering Reading, Wokingham, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Windsor and Slough. The charity exists to provide support to those who have been bereaved, their vision is that all bereaved people have somewhere to turn when someone dies. They offer one to one, group, telephone or e-mail support to adults and children. They are currently seeking an experienced treasurer to administer the financial affairs of the Area (in accordance with the Standing Financial Instructions for Cruse Area Committees)

Frontline Debt Advice Reading is a branch of Frontline Debt Advice (UK) which is an established charity providing debt and benefit advice through a network of 18 advice centres located in central southern England. The Reading branch is located at 84 Queens Road, in the centre of Reading. We are staffed entirely by volunteers and provide debt and benefit advice to anyone in need. The service is provided free of charge. The procedures we have developed use standard forms and letters in Excel and Word, so a basic knowledge of this software together with computer literacy and keyboard skills is required. Volunteers are required to work with clients distressed by the burden of debt will require a sympathetic and patient approach. Negotiating skills would be an advantage in establishing repayment plans with creditors. Basic finance and budgeting skills would also be helpful.

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