VOL­UN­TEER COR­NER

The Wokingham Paper - - VIEWPOINTS - With He­lena Bad­ger

Berk­shire Dem­care sup­port clients with de­men­tia by pro­vid­ing ther­a­peu­tic ac­tiv­i­ties.

They are look­ing for vol­un­teers to help with ac­tiv­i­ties at their Crowthorne cen­tre where they meet and when they go out on trips.

Vol­un­teers must be ap­proach­able, friendly and re­li­able. Help is needed on Mon­days, Wed­nes­days and/or Fri­days from 10am-3pm.

Vol­un­teer can help for a cou­ple of hours or longer if they wish.

Ex­penses are cov­ered and if they help over lunchtime, a hot meal is pro­vided.

Remap makes be­spoke aids and adap­ta­tions for the dis­abled that are not com­mer­cially avail­able to help them in their per­sonal care, hob­bies, mo­bil­ity, sport etc.

Remap has been op­er­at­ing na­tion­ally since 1965 and con­sists of about 80 Pan­els (branches) and 4000 vol­un­teers.

The Berk­shire Panel cov­ers Berk­shire. When as­signed a job, the vol­un­teer will visit the client (with med­i­cal pro­fes­sional if ap­pro­pri­ate) to agree what is re­quired, de­sign and make it, and then hand it over to the client.

De­pend­ing on com­plex­ity, sev­eral vis­its may be re­quired.

Jobs are as­signed as they are re­ceived from clients to which ever vol­un­teer is avail­able, has the right skills and lives in the neigh­bour­hood (to min­imise travel).

Hours are de­ter­mined by the vol­un­teer around their own and the client’s avail­abil­ity, and so can be ar­ranged around a full-time job.

Walk the Walk is the UK’s largest grant-mak­ing breast can­cer char­ity that is ded­i­cated to not only rais­ing money and aware­ness for vi­tal breast can­cer causes, but to also en­cour­age women and men to be­come more aware of their own po­ten­tial for fit­ness and well­be­ing.

We or­gan­ise the fa­mous MoonWalk overnight power walk­ing chal­lenges and are im­mensely proud to have raised over £126m, which has been granted to re­search into breast can­cer and to im­prove the lives of peo­ple liv­ing with can­cer now.

We re­cruit thou­sands of vol­un­teers to make The MoonWalk a safe and en­joy­able event; look­ing after our walk­ers at busy cross­ings, keep­ing them hy­drated and above all giv­ing the en­cour­age­ment they need to com­plete their epic chal­lenge.

Are you in­ter­ested in help­ing at next year’s event tak­ing place on Sun­day 11th May 2019?

You sim­ply need a pos­i­tive and hard-work­ing at­ti­tude for help­ing a great cause!

In re­turn you will meet some amaz­ing peo­ple, raise mil­lions of pounds for breast can­cer and have the most in­cred­i­ble time at one of Lon­don’s most iconic events!

It re­ally is an op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence some­thing truly unique, fun & chal­leng­ing where you can do­nate your skills in a very prac­ti­cal way!

A brief­ing pack and hand­book are pro­vided to all suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cants.

Please con­tact us at The Wok­ing­ham Vol­un­teer Cen­tre for more in­for­ma­tion. Call: 0118 977 0749, email vol­un­[email protected] or visit www. vol­un­teer­centre­wok­ing­ham.org.uk

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