Office/Administration

The British Red Cross provide help in the community and part of that is their Medical Loan service. They provide mobility aids for a short term loan such as wheelchairs walking aids bathing aids so people can live independently in their own homes. They are in need of volunteers to help in their Wokingham office. The role will involve taking and returning telephone calls, demonstrating equipment, a small amount of paperwork and other ad hoc tasks. If you are interested in helping, they have an open day on Tuesday 5th December at their Wokingham offices from 1.30pm-3.30pm.

Wokingham has had a Sports Councillor over 40 years. The constitution aims to coordinate, promote and develop opportunities and facilites for sport in the district. They organise courses such as child protection and first aid, provide sports sponsorship to under 18's and old an annual awards evening to celebrate sport and sports men and women in the borough. Committee meetings are held monthly, usually on the first Monday of every month. The volunteer will need to attend every meeting, record the minutes, write them up and email them to the committee prior to the next meeting. The volunteer will ideally be passionate about sports and have good admin/IT skills.

Alexandra Place provides social housing for over 55’s in Woodley. They are looking for Volunteer reception help on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am-3pm. The role includes reception duties- answering phones, meeting and greeting and dealing with enquiries. Other duties include chatting to residents. The volunteer will need good interpersonal skills and basic IT skills.

The Museum of Berkshire Aviation Trust is an independent museum manned by volunteers and open to the public on a limited basis all year round. They are looking for a new Minutes Secretary who will be required to take minutes at committee meetings which take place around five times per year and the AGM which takes place once a year in May. Meetings tend to take place daytimes and in Woodley.

Smart is a charity that helps people to overcome the devastating effects of drug and alcohol dependency. Their dedicated team work with local people, their families and other community organisations. They aim to support people to reach and maintain recovery for the long term. They are looking for volunteer help with administration. The role involves answering the phone, calling clients ahead of their booking to confirm and general admin task. Volunteers must be non-judgemental and empathetic with a professional telephone manner.

The British Dyslexia Association supports people affected by Dyslexia. The Helpline, based in Bracknell, offers free and confidential advice to dyslexic people and to anyone with a concern about dyslexia. They need Helpline volunteers to answering helpline telephones and writing emails. Volunteers must have some understanding/experience of dyslexia and have a good standard of spoken and written English. They currently have the following needs; Tuesday 10am-1pm, Tuesday 12.30pm-3pm, Wednesday 1pm-3pm and Thursday 1pm-3pm. There is some flexibility to volunteer term time if need be.

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