Administration/Office

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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