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 delightful retired opera singer is looking for a volunteer/s to go out to concerts, tea and dinner with. Music is the love of his life.
He would also like someone who plays the piano who would be willing to accompany him singing at home and maybe do some informal concerts with.
If you fancy going to concerts but do not play the piano (or vice versa) please contact us anyway; we may need two volunteers for him. If you are a music lover you are the right person for this gentleman!
He has Parkinson’s disease and is unable to stand for long but he is still in fine voice! He also uses a mobility scooter and has an electric wheelchair. If the volunteer has a car, he uses two sticks to walk a short way with.
Interests – Singing, Concerts, Going out to eat, Tea & Dinner, Church and Politics
Timing – Afternoons or Evenings
General Location – Central 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.