Voluntary Grps & Charities

Volunteers needed

Below is a selection of volunteering positions available, as currently known to Penny Post.

If you are one of the organisations mentioned and the positions are no longer available, please let us know.

If you have a need for volunteers you would like to publicise in Penny Post, please email penny@pennypost.org.uk.

Volunteer Opportunities

• A wide range of volunteering activities in the area is co-ordinated by Volunteer West Berkshireclick here to visit the site.

• The North Wessex Downs Landscape Trust is looking for trustees and volunteers – click here for details.

• Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles at Reading Museum. Click here for details.

• Click here for information about volunteering at the Newbury Soup Kitchen.

Oak and Furrows Wildlife Rescue Centre in Criclade urgently needs volunteers during its busy baby animal season. Click here for details.

Great Western Hospital is always looking for volunteers to help provide a wide range of help and support to staff and patients. Click here for details.

Lambourn Riding for Disabled, based in Chilton Foliat,  is always looking for volunteers to help in various ways, mainly during term times on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact mamajudy@hotmail.co.uk

• The recent changes to the local library service have resulted in the need for a new model for the Lambourn Library. There are currently 16 community volunteers but more are always needed. Please contact suecocker@hotmail.com, or visit the library to talk to the volunteers and staff, or contact WBC’s Volunteer Officer Gemma Taylor at volunteerinyourlibrary@westberks.gov.uk for more information.

Care Home Volunteers, which recruits and trains volunteers to spend time with elderly residents in care homes in and around Swindon, is looking for caring, friendly and compassionate volunteers to support individual residents by providing social contact and friendship.  A drop-in session will be held at the Central Library on Wednesday March 28 from 10.30am to 1.30pm.

Trustees are needed by local youth counselling charity Time to Talk West Berkshire. Trustees will need attend a monthly meeting on a weekday evening and support promotional and fund-raising events as and when convenient. The charity hearing from young people near in age to the clients for whom it provides its services. Contact office@t2twb.org

• Trustees are needed by Hungerford Library, which is in the process of being transferred from West Berkshire to Hungerford Council and then will run as a Community Interest Company (CIC). Click here for details.

The Library is also looking for volunteers to work in the building – click here for more.

Hungerford Primary School is looking for a volunteer Adult Literacy Teacher  to work on a 1:1 basis with adult learners. Please contact the school office on 01488 682230 for further information.

• Volunteer Ambassadors are required by the NorthWessex Downs AONB, based in Hungerford, to help represent this remarkable area to visitors. Click here for details.

• Community and co-responders are volunteers who support the work of the South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS). Responders are actively being sought who are based in Hungerford, Inkpen, Kintbury, Newbury and the Lambourn Valley. Click here for details.

The National Needlework Archive/Old Chapel Textile Centre at Greenham Business park is looking for volunteers to help in its new shop area, greeting visitors, stewarding, events, admin and tea room. Please email nat.n.a@live.co.uk if you can help.

The Red Cross charity shop in Hungerford is looking for volunteers to help with all aspects of work of its shop in the High Street. Click here for more.

Swindon’s Citizen’s Advice is looking for volunteers, particularly for administration and reception duties. Please click here if you can help.

  1. We are Lambourn Riding for Disabled and are always looking for volunteers to help in various ways we are based in Chilton Foliat mainly during term times Tuesday wednesdays and Thursdays all welcome

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