Volunteering

The Berkshire Branch acts as a go-between to put volunteers in touch with local organisations and individuals who need help.

You might be able to offer a talk to local schools, you might have technical knowledge or skills that an organisation needs, but cannot pay for, or you might have computer skills you can use to support local voluntary organisations or disabled individuals. Read the stories below to see how volunteers have helped our local community.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP look out for local volunteering opportunities posted on our website and newsletter.

IF YOU REPRESENT AN ORGANISATION THAT NEEDS HELP,  or have any other suggestions at all, please email volunteering.berkshire@bcs.org.uk .

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HELPING OLDER PEOPLE OR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, or you require such help please contact AbilityNet .

The names of volunteers and the individuals or organisations they help are never released, unless all parties want to advertise the volunteering effort as a way of encouraging others to ask for or to offer voluntary assistance. Our volunteers do a lot more than is advertised here!

 

NEW OPPORTUNITIES

1) CODE CLUB – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Code Clubs for children aged 7 to 11 are now running in Bracknell and Great Hollands libraries to give children experience in computer coding. Children first learn to programme computer games and animations using Scratch then have the opportunity to create websites using HTML, CSS and Python. We currently need more volunteers to help run our computer coding sessions, either supporting Bracknell Library (meets term time Saturdays 10am-11am) or helping us expand in more libraries and at different times. For more information on volunteering or code club, visit Bracknell Forest Libraries or the Code Club web site.”

 
2) IT / PROGRAMMING VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR COMPASS OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP DEVELOP A WEB PRESENCE

We are seeking a volunteer to help us build a website for Reading’s new Recovery College.

The Recovery College offers a range of courses that aim to promote good mental health and improve personal wellbeing.  The courses are free and designed/delivered by people with lived experience of mental health challenges, clinical staff and other professionals.

We would like to develop a website that could provide information to both the College’s current and perspective students and those working in the mental health field.

The website will be built from scratch and the volunteer will have the opportunity to recommend an appropriate platform that suits their knowledge and experience.

The right person for this role will not require subject specific knowledge but will need to have excellent communication skills and a willingness to work with a range of potential site users to ensure it will fit their needs.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with knowledge of web design to gain some real life experience.”

If you think that you may be able to assist, please apply via this link http://rva.org.uk/volop/designer-wanted-to-help-us-develop-our-web-presence/.

If you follow this up, please let them know that you saw the opportunity on BCS Berkshire website and let us know too by emailing volunteering.berkshire@bcs.org.uk .

 

3) IT / PROGRAMMING VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR MAPIS PROJECT CIC TO HELP REDESIGN THEIR BLOG

Mapis Project CIC provides engagement courses, training opportunities, mentoring services and accredited qualifications for vulnerable adults and disadvantaged young people. We specialise in Fashion, Design, Hair & Beauty and Photography.

We are looking for someone to re-design our Managing Director’s blog which focused on social change. The skills needed are:        CSS coding experience – Knowledge of WordPress

We welcome all of your creative input and have diagrams of potential layouts for you to work from.

If you think that you may be able to assist, please apply via this link http://rva.org.uk/volop/designer-wanted-to-help-us-develop-our-web-presence/.

If you follow this up, please let them know that you saw the opportunity on BCS Berkshire website and let us know too by emailing volunteering.berkshire@bcs.org.uk .