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.
We are looking for everyday folk who might have a few free hours each week to share an interest with someone with a disability. That hobby you’ve had for years might be just the thing that one of our Members is looking for. You never know – volunteering might actually add some unexpected colour to your life too!
This friendly woman in her 50s has limited mobility and suffers with a lot of pain in her joints but is very positive about life. She loves pottering in the garden and would love a volunteer to help her to bring her garden to a point where she can sit in it and relax and enjoy the peace there.
If a volunteer had a car she would love to go out with them to car boot sales and pick up a few bargains.
There is a local community centre with a variety of activities which she would like to join if she had a volunteer to go with her.
She uses a mobility scooter which breaks down into parts which can be transported in a car
Interests – Pottering in the garden, going to car boot sales, crafting such as making cards and crochet, bingo!
Timing – Anytime
General Location – South Reading
Interested but want to know a little more about what being a volunteer is like? Read about Maria’s volunteering experience HERE
Take a look at our new Befriender Match page to see examples of people seeking befrienders now.