Norwood is the largest Jewish charity in the UK and supports vulnerable children and adults with learning disabilities.
Norwood is their Berkshire home, based between Wokingham and Crowthorne and is home to approximately 140 adults with learning disabilities.
They are looking for two volunteer Editors to produce the charities monthly newsletter.
This will involve writing articles, taking photographs, producing the layout and printing the final magazine.
They need both volunteers to be able to commit to a minimum of two days and the role will be based at Ravenswood Village in Crowthorne.
They are also looking for a Volunteer Befriender to sit with and support a resident at St Sebastian’s Church in Crowthorne on a Sunday morning between 10am and noon.
Ravenswood will transport the person and from the church, the befriender will need to accompany him while in the church.
The Wokingham Transport Scheme provides low cost transport for the elderly to hospital, the doctors, physiotherapy and dentist appointments.
They need to recruit more drivers who live in Wokingham, Finchampstead or Winnersh.
Drivers will be called on an ad hoc basis and they will be required to provide transport to and from their desired destination and in many cases help them to attend their appointment.
Expenses are re-imbursed.
It really does make such a difference to the client’s lives.
Supported by a network of volunteers, Contact the Elderly organises monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people aged 75 and over, who live alone, offering a regular and vital friendship link every month.
They are looking for volunteer Hosts and volunteer Drivers.
Hosts provide a warm welcome, a friendly atmosphere and a simple afternoon tea with sandwiches and a few cakes for the older members and the volunteers.
They need a downstairs toilet, few or no steps and seating for five or more older people and parking needs to be available for drivers.
Hosts will be ask to host once or twice a year and are looking for homes in the Wokingham, Crowthorne and Sandhurst areas.
The volunteer drivers will use their own car to collect one or two older people just one Sunday afternoon each month.
They collect the same older member from their home, driving them to the host’s home to spend a couple of hours together over tea before returning home.
Drivers are not required to do any lifting, only assisting with a steadying arm.
Regular drivers are responsible for the monthly contact with their older guests, reminding them of the date and checking their attendance.
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