Can you help us provide a safe, clean place for some of Reading’s most disadvantaged people to live in?

DIY / Maintenance volunteers needed for Launchpad Reading in RG1

Launchpad house and support vulnerable people in Reading who would otherwise be homeless, and we have over 100 bedrooms in our properties around Reading.

Launchpad DIY

We’re looking for fit and friendly DIY volunteers to help our Maintenance Team keep things in good order.

The role will involve attending our properties alongside our Maintenance Team to assist them in general maintenance and DIY. This includes assisting with repairs, decorating, moving furniture, and clearing rubbish.

We’re looking for Volunteers who can give us 1 day per week (Monday to Friday), and who are friendly, good team workers,with good listening and observation skills. Previous experience in DIY or trades is ideal, but not essential.

As the role is 95% manual labour focused, volunteers should be physically fit.

Want to know more about volunteering with Launchpad? Read Rob’s and Pam & Diane’s Volunteering Stories 

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Sharon
Lastname
Mullis
Contact person's position
Volunteering & Projects Team Leader
Their phone number?
01189 507 656
Contact instructions?
Please email in the first instance
Location address line 1
1a Merchants Place
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 1DT

Map
Location description
Across Reading
Wheelchair accessible?
No
Car parking for the volunteer?
No
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon-Fri daytimeMon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Availability required
All of these times
Task type?
DIY / Maintenance
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeSociableSerious and determinedWants to get out and aboutEnjoys working outsideEmotionally robustPhysically fit
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Volunteer Induction Plan and additional training linked to the role
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Shadowing other team members. Regular 1:1 meeting, access to volunteering newsletter and peer group support
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Reasonable travel and lunch expenses
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
5
Opportunity added on
1 August 2016