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.
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
Location address line 1
1a Merchants Place
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Near public transport?
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
All of these times
DIY / Maintenance
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeLikes team workSociableSerious and determinedWants to get out and aboutEnjoys working outsideLikes to get hands dirtyEmotionally robustPhysically fit
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Volunteer Induction Plan and additional training linked to the role
Description of support
Shadowing other team members. Regular 1:1 meeting, access to volunteering newsletter and peer group support
Description of expenses
Reasonable travel and lunch expenses
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
1 August 2016