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Join our team helping the homeless and those struggling financially in Reading

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.

Sadaka operates a weekly food kitchen at Fairview Community Centre, RG1 7HL, where we provide

  • free freshly cooked lunches
  • basic items of clothing,
  • food bags
  • toiletries.

We work alongside local organisations (eg. FAITH Readi-foods’ CommuniCare, etc) and through friendly chats connect our users with the support that these organisations offer.

Volunteers are needed for the following roles:

  • to assist in preparing, serving food (any hours between 10am-2pm) and cleaning up afterwards
  • to help sort out our store cupboard on Wednesday’s lunch session
  • to help with fundraising
  • to help with admin
  • to help distribute leaflets in town to the homeless

We are looking for volunteers to commit to just 2 hours a week at our Fairview Community food kitchen, or to take on supportive admin roles, which they can complete at flexible times from their homes.

We are a non-profit charity which provides food for the homeless in Reading and we are looking for more volunteers to support this. It can be as simple as collecting food from supermarkets to deliver to our kitchens, or to prepare and serve food.  Please call to discuss further.

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?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
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
We have regular team meetings and 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?
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?
10
Opportunity added on
24 November 2017

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