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Can you make a difference to some of Reading’s most disadvantaged people?

Learning support / Mentoring volunteers needed for Launchpad Reading in RG1

Launchpad are seeking volunteers to support our clients to carry out job search activities, access online learning opportunities and learn basic computer skills.

 

Tasks may include:

  • Supporting clients to carry out jobsearch (including creating CV’s, helping with applications, advising on good practice, etc.)
  • Supporting clients to learn and develop basic computer skills.
  • Supporting clients to access Online Learning.
  • Keeping accurate records of client attendance.

 

 

Volunteers for this role will need to be confident using standard office software and internet browsers, be committed to encouraging others to learn and develop and be patient with a good sense of humour.

Previous experience of providing support to adults in a learning environment is desirable.

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

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Sharon or Jonjo , Volunteering
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01189 507 656
Contact instructions?
Please email in the first instance
Location address line 1
Launchpad Reading
Line 2
1A Merchants Place
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Postcode
RG1 1DT

Map
Wheelchair accessible?
No
Car parking for the volunteer?
No
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMWed AM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Shifts run 9:45am-12:15pm Mondays or Wednesdays
Task type?
Learning support / Mentoring
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a regular scheduleSelf organised/motivatedGood sense of humourPatientSupportiveCommunicatorEmotionally robustPhysically fit
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Volunteer Induction Plan with our Volunteer Co-ordinator followed by full training provided by the Education, Training & Employment Coordinator
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Regular 1:1 meeting, access to volunteering newsletter and peer group support
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Reasonable travel expenses
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
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?
2
Opportunity added on
20 February 2017

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