The Wokingham Paper

VOLUNTEER CORNER: From the February 7 issue of The Wokingham Paper

WP Volunteer fair
The Volunteer Fair at Wokingham Town Hall. Claire Meldrum on the ABC to Read stand.

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 being held on March 8.


The National Trust look after the wildlife and stunning landscapes of Finchampstead Ridges and Simon’s Wood.

They are looking for people to help by becoming Volunteer Rangers.

The role will involve helping the ranger team with practical work to keep the countryside in great condition, learning more about Finchampstead Ridges and Simons Wood, its history, landscape, nature and archaeology, enjoying the great outdoors and sharing your knowledge with visitors, maintaining good relationships with people who share the land. The volunteer will also receive a concise induction will cover the use of tools and health and safety procedures.

Volunteers will need to enjoy being outdoors, whatever the weather, are reasonably fit and healthy and love being part of a team.

It helps if you have a real enthusiasm about Finchampstead Ridges and Simons Wood. They meet every second and third Wednesday of every month.


Are you BSL (British Sign Language) qualified and looking for volunteering experience?

Dimensions is looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are fluent in BSL to join us and translate a range of videos for their resourcing team in order to support accessibility of their recruitment processes to people experiencing hearing loss.

They are looking for someone who is: BSL level 2 qualified, confident to be filmed and appear on Dimensions media pages, keen to learn new skills, reliable and dependable friendly and Enthusiastic and passionate about helping people and improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and autism.


Contact us at The Wokingham Volunteer Centre for more information– Tel. 0118 977 0749, email  or visit our website to find out more and have a look at all the roles on offer.  

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