Members Looking for Volunteers! Can You Make a Difference?
Our volunteers support and enable people with a physical disability to take up, or return to, a hobby, interest, sporting activity or learning opportunity which they cannot do without some help or support. This support is mainly about giving confidence, understanding and emotional support to bring colour to our members’ lives. We are also always looking for volunteers with their own cars to aid various activities with members. Contact us to find out more (contact details at the bottom of the page).
Reading / Newbury / Thatcham / Maidenhead Members Seeking Volunteers
Do you live in the Reading or Newbury/Thatcham or Maidenhead areas? We have other members looking for people like you! Please see below and/or get in touch for further details.
Lower Earley– Very interesting lady with a good sense of fun is looking for a volunteer with a car to go shooting with at SportsAble in Maidenhead.
Alternatively, to go out to places of interest with.
If the volunteer does not have a car she would appreciate going out walking with another person, maybe with their dog, just to get out of the house. Ref 1122.
Caversham area – this member had a stroke about 10 years ago. She has been determined to regain her mobility and independence and has done extremely well. She enjoys swimming and is looking for a volunteer to take her to the local swimming pool, keep her company as they swim and assist her with getting her shoes back on afterward. Ref 1591.
Caversham area– A lady with neurological issues is looking for someone to talk about current affairs with on a weekly/fortnightly basis.
Tilehurst – This interesting man in his 50s is looking for an educated/ academic volunteer who has preferably completed or currently completing a postgraduate degree. He would like to go walking whilst discussing a number of topics of interest. These might include any of the following areas:
Psychology and psychotherapy
Medicine as a science and medical competence
Travel – UK and overseas
Statistical concepts, eg regression to the mean.
He works full time so wants to meet up in the late afternoon/evenings to walk and talk. Ref 1635.
Tilehurst– This delightful, chatty man with a good sense of humour is looking for a volunteer to talk about anything and everything following a stroke that has affected his speech. Ref 1363.
Tilehurst– A delightful, chatty lady who is looking for someone to cook vegan meals with her. Ref 1666.
Coley Park- a blind lady who would like a volunteer with a car to go swimming with her at the Meadway. Ref 1673.
Central Reading– This partially-sighted and talented lady is looking for someone to teach her modern dance so when she goes to weddings, for example, she can feel confident to dance. She cannot join a regular class as the teaching is based on copying the person at the front and she wouldn’t be able to see her well enough.
If you know how to dance would like to share your knowledge and have some fun then this is a great volunteering opportunity for you.
Alternatively, she is interested in learning self-defence so if you have those skills please contact us. Ref 854
West Reading- this gentleman in his mid 30’s with MS is looking for a male volunteer to go swimming or walking with. He also likes visiting the cinema and gardens. It would be great but not essential if the volunteer had a car. Ref 1647.