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.

Contact person firstname
Contact person's position
Volunteer Coordinator
Their phone number?
07824 329 683
Contact instructions?
Please email in the first instance

Location description
Across the Reading area
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
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
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
We are looking for someone who could give up to 2 full days a week after training.
Task type?
DIY / Maintenance
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleGood sense of humourPatient
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Training description
Training will consist of an introduction to BWA and its work, professional boundaries, domestic violence and access to relevant E-learning resources.
Is support given?
Description of support
Volunteers will report to a named supervisor
Are expenses paid?
Description of expenses
Travel 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?
Minimum age
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
22 February 2017