Make-A-Wish UK
creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. A wish gives a desperately ill child and their family time away from the daily struggles of living with a serious condition.  Since 1986, Make-A-Wish has turned the wishes of more than 12,000 seriously ill children into magical realities – creating memories to treasure forever, whatever their future may hold. They are looking to take on a new Challenge Events Office Volunteer based at their offices in Reading. This will involve; answering emails from events fundraisers and responding to standard enquiries, calling fundraisers and supporting them with their fundraising, data entry, sending regular emails to supporters and supporting them with event fundraising. Depending on the volunteer's experience, there will be opportunities to be involved with supporter care development, social media, race day logistics, fundraiser development and marketing. The charity are ideally looking for a commitment of one day per week on any day that suits. This could be split into two 4 hours days or 1 x 8 hour day with lunch.

provide support to people, through advocacy, who need support to communicate with social service or health care professionals. They help those who may be vulnerable - through ill health, mental illness, a learning disability, being elderly or a carer – to have an effective say in the care they receive and how they live. They are looking for an Admin and Research Assistant volunteer to help support seAp to support others. They need a reliable and enthusiastic volunteer who can help by producing a regular newsletter for volunteers and supporters, collate information about publicity and networking, checking the new referrals on the database and contact them if necessary with new forms etc. This role is home based and can take place in your own time, although there will be some meetings and training to attend. Commitment is approximately a day per week (hours can be spread out) for a minimum of six months as this an ongoing role, not a short term one. 

Berkshire Scouts supports Scouting in more than a hundred communities across Berkshire providing fun, challenge and adventure more than 9000 young people aged 6 to 25. They are looking for someone with good administration, communication and organisational skills to support one of our District Committees (Woodley/Charvil and Wargrave.)  With the ability to work as part of a team and good IT skills. The role will include; Creating and distributing meeting agendas, arranging meeting logistics for the committee, take minutes and distributing documents to the committee for meetings, maintaining records incl. census details, insurance and financial information and collate the annual report and help organise the AGM. The role is incredibly flexible and can be done from home with some evening meetings to attend. Commitment will be 1-2 hrs a week.

Wokingham United Charities
run the Westende almshouses which are flats in central Wokingham also award local grants. The 27 flats are home to local, mainly elderly people, who have been in either financial or social need. Their Grants Committee are also looking for people with an interest in tackling disadvantage in the local community and help assess applications for organisational grants through their "Relief in Need" Fund. A good local knowledge is needed and the group meets roughly six times a year, although there a lot of email communications in between.

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.

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 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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