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Help work wonders with wood!

Befriending / Visiting volunteer needed for ENRYCH Berkshire

Our volunteers support and enable people with a physical disability to take up, or return to, a hobby, interest, sporting activity or learning opportunity which they cannot do without some help or support. This support is mainly about giving confidence, understanding and emotional support to bring colour to our members’ lives.

Help work wonders with wood!

We have a man in his mid 50’s who suffered a severe stroke a couple of years ago.  This has left him unable to use his left hand.

He is looking for a volunteer to help him with woodworking.  He particularly wants to make coat racks and walking sticks.

The volunteer does not need to be a qualified woodworker.  We are looking for an enthusiast rather than a professional.  Knowledge of how to use a band saw and how to set up and use a router would therefore be useful but not imperative.

We hope that a volunteer could offer to help once a week, preferably on Monday afternoon or Thursday morning, but this is negotiable.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Roz Watts, Volunteer project Co-ordinator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01189291675
Mobile?
07926 023908
Contact instructions?
Monday to Thursday

Location description
A few miles from Pangbourne in a rural location.
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon PMThu AM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
To fit in with volunteer's free time: weekly or fortnightly
Task type?
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Good sense of humourPatientSupportiveEmotionally robustPhysically fit
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
As required for this role
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
The Volunteer Co-ordinator is available during the week
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel expenses per mile for car users
Will I need my own transportation?
Yes
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?
1
Opportunity added on
19 October 2017

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