Help us provide a safe, clean and homely environment for our residents
DIY / Maintenance volunteers needed for Berkshire Women’s Aid
BWA provides a range of services to enable people in situations of domestic abuse to make choices about their future and to rebuild their lives.
We are seeking volunteer housekeepers to work directly with our refuge team to ensure we provide a safe, clean and homely environment for residents an their children to live in.
After training and with support from a supervisor, responsibilities will include:
- Assisting in cleaning refuge accommodation, including communal areas, offices, kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms.
- Helping with the sorting of seasonal donations of clothing and food.
- Garden maintenance and tidying
- Updating national website with refuge space availability.
Volunteers for this role will need to be reliable, punctual with good communication skills and able to demonstrate a mature, empathic and non-judgemental attitude to service users. The ability to respect and maintain confidentiality is essential.
Possession of a full UK diving license would be desirable but is not essential.
More information and a full role description and person specification available on request.
For the mutual benefit of our clients and volunteers we ask that those interested in this role will be in a position to make a minimum 6 month commitment.
Across the Reading area
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 AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Any of these times
Additional timing details
We are looking for someone who could give up to 2 full days a week after training.
DIY / Maintenance
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleLikes team workGood sense of humourPatientLikes to get hands dirty
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Training will consist of an introduction to BWA and its work, professional boundaries, domestic violence and access to relevant E-learning resources.
Description of support
Volunteers will report to a named supervisor
Description of 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
22 February 2017