Wokingham Today


- With Helena Badger

Scouting offers fun, challenge and everyday adventure to both boys and girls.

Adult volunteers can try new things and gain qualificat­ions, become an active member of the community, meet new people and have fun themselves!

The 3rd Wokingham Scouts is looking for more Adult Volunteers to ensure the safe delivery of the programme in accordance with the requiremen­ts of the appropriat­e rules in Policy, Organisati­on and Rules that govern meetings, events, and other adventurou­s activities and the Young People First initiative. The groups meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Even if you feel you could help once a month, then please do get in touch. They are also looking for help with fundraisin­g and event organising.

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 they wish.

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..

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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