Wokingham Today


- With Helena Badger

The Me2Club offers support to families who have children, between the ages of five and 19, with special needs to enable them to access mainstream social activities, mainly after school or at weekends.

They provide trained volunteers to offer one to one support to children in need.

The Me2 Club links volunteers with children with additional needs to enable to take part in activities with other children. These include brownies, scouts, music lessons, drama clubs and a wide variety of sports clubs. They are looking for volunteers with a few hours to spare each week to support these children to get involved.

No previous experience is required. Their next training dates are on Thursday, April 19, and Tuesday, April 24 from 5pm-9pm in Wokingham. Please contact us ASAP if you are interested!

ABC to read recruit, train and support volunteers who work on a one-to-one basis with primary school children who are struggling with reading.

Volunteers will visit a local primary school on a weekly basis and works with children individual­ly seeing the same children on each visit, talking and reading and playing games with them. The volunteers are supported by a field worker who is available to provide ideas and act as a link between the charity and the school. Their next training course is taking place on May 14 and 15.

Age UK Reading is a local charity providing services to older in the greater Reading area. Services include Lively Living Activity Club, Lunch and Tea social clubs, Happy Feet toenail cutting, Befriendin­g and Informatio­n and Advice.

Their Lively Living Activity Club Friday club Woodley in looking for more volunteers. The role will include setting up, welcoming clients as they arrive, preparing and serving hot and cold drinks, serving meals and ensuring venue is clean and tidy when the group is finished. Volunteers must be friendly and caring, have a flexible attitude and enjoy spending time with older people.

They are planning to start another club in Woodley on a Thursday, so if this is of interest, please let us know.

Above are just a few roles we currently have on our books, we have over 150 different roles to choose from so there is something for everyone!

Please contact us at The Wokingham Volunteer Centre for more informatio­n. Call: 0118 977 0749, email volunteer@wok-vol.org.uk or visit our website www.volunteerc­entrewokin­gham.org.uk to find out more.

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