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 woman in her mid 30’s had a stroke a few years ago and has a right-sided weakness which makes her nervous of going out walking on her own. She would like a volunteer to go walking round the block with her once a week and / or to accompany her to the Stroke Club every fortnight if possible.
She does not use a wheelchair but uses a stick for balance.
Interests – She likes watching movies and listening to Bollywood songs!
Timing – Any day plus alternate Thursday mornings
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.