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Help us spread some cheer to those in need this festive season! 20 & 27/12, 3/1

Support volunteers needed for Sadaka in RG1

We are looking for people who will happily give a few hours of their free time to help the homeless and those struggling financially in Reading over the festive period.

Any time any volunteers can donate over this time will be greatly appreciated. Volunteers are needed on:

Wed 20th Dec. (9am – 2:30pm); Free Christmas Lunch, help will involve:

  • Help make the hall more festive by setting out tables/chairs/festive tablecloths/napkins/decorations
  • giving crackers and offering to help pull them with our users when they enter
  • helping to serve plates of Christmas dinner/ dessert/ hot drinks and then going back to ask if they would like anymore
  • giving out gifts to our users
  • helping to prepare food goodie bags
  • giving out food goodie bags
  • clear up premises; wiping down tables, cleaning & mopping floors, pack away tables & chairs, washing up, putting out rubbish
  • just be willing to help when needed.

Wed 27th Dec. / Wed 3rd Jan (10am – 2pm) Volunteers are needed for Free Lunch Cover, helping by:

  • Help wipe down tables & set up tables and chairs
  • serve meals/ warm drinks throughout the session and then going and asking if anyone wants more.
  • helping to prepare goodie bags
  • distribute food goodie bags
  • clear up premises; wiping down tables.

Anyone with a Level 2, Food and Hygiene Certificate will be most welcome to support the preparations of meals.

All volunteers must be 18+ years. Our free lunch sessions are for the homeless and those on benefits. Ideally we need volunteers who are aware of Safeguarding for Adults. Sadaka offers lunches without judgement or bias where everyone is treated with respect and all are welcome. We have volunteers from a diversity of backgrounds and everyone is valued.

 

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Shaheen Rashid, Volunteer Trustee
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 324 6565
Mobile?
07534 404 200
Contact instructions?
Mon-Fri (excluding Wed), 9am-2:30pm
Location address line 1
Fairview Community Centre
Line 2
90b Great Knollys Street
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Postcode
RG1 7HL

Map
Location description
Fairview Community Centre / Working from Home
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
For a one off event
What times and days of the week?
Wed AMWed PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Support
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeSelf organised/motivatedKeen learnerInventiveSociablePatientSupportive
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Yes
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Some on the job training given
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Other members of the team are always available to give additional support
Are expenses paid?
No
Will I need my own transportation?
Yes
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?
10
Opportunity added on
28 November 2017

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