Administration/Office

The Citizens Advice Bureau gives free, confidential advice on every subject from debt, benefits, housing and employment, to law, immigration and discrimination. It is independent and gives advice in an unbiased way. Wokingham Citizen’s Advice Bureau is currently in need of Volunteer Reception/Administrators. This role involves being the first point of contact for enquiries and booking appointments when necessary. Volunteer must a professional and helpful manner and be IT literate. Volunteers are needed Thursday AM/Thursday PM/Friday AM.

SEAP
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. 

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.


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