Wokingham Today


- With Helena Badger 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.

The South Central Ambulance Charity run the Wokingham Community First Responders (CFRs), a group of volunteers who are trained by to preserve life and promote recovery in an emergency situation, by getting to the patient before the ambulance arrives.

They use lifesaving skills, such as the use of an automated external defibrilla­tor (AED), to provide early and often vital interventi­on for patients suffering life threatenin­g emergencie­s in the immediate vicinity of where they live or work.

Once an ambulance crew arrives, CFRs work alongside a clinically qualified practition­er. Volunteers do not need previous experience as full training is provided. Volunteers must have a driving licence and access to a car and be willing to commit to 20 hours per month.

Set in more than 120 acres of Berkshire countrysid­e, Norwood runs Ravenswood Village which is home to 140 people with learning or physical disabiliti­es or both who live on site. They are looking for a volunteer to help in the stables.

The role would ideally take place on a Monday and Wednesday morning and would involve grooming and walking the horses and supporting the clients.

A knowledge or love of horses is a must.

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 volunteers to answer helpline telephones and write 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; Tue 10am-1pm, Tuesday 12.30pm-3pm, Wed 1pm-3pm and Thursday 1pm-3pm. There is flexibilit­y to volunteer term time.

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!

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