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.

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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