Our volunteers make our Centre run: not only do they donate £100,000 worth of time each year keeping the Centre open but it simply wouldn’t be the same without them.
Some roles may require you to have a DBS check and training will always be provided.
We look forward to welcoming you to the team.
Here are some of the things our volunteers do. We are not always searching for every role but please get in touch to see how you can get involved.
Our champion collectors head out to towns, supermarkets and rail stations with their collection tins and buckets raising money and vital awareness for us. In 2016 they raised over £30,000 to support the Centre. By donating just two hours you will help make sure our life-changing works happens - will you join us?
Oxygen therapy is one of our most popular treatments. As we have the only oxygen chamber in Berkshire, it is always in demand and you will see first-hand the difference it makes. Don’t worry, you will be fully trained and there will always be a second oxygen operator on hand. Due to the time it takes to train, we ask for a minimum of 6 months commitment from our volunteers.
As you walk into the Centre you will meet one of our friendly, volunteer receptionists. They do so many things including booking appointments, greeting visitors and answering the phone, our receptionists play a vital role central to all we do. We are currently looking for ‘relief’ receptionists to cover when needed. This is ideal for people who cannot make a regular commitment but are able to help occassionally.
Are you looking to provide hands on help for our members? We have recently introduced APS to help our members manage their pain and our volunteers do a great job of helping the physiotherapists to run this. By helping place electrodes and ensuring the machine has the correct settings you will be helping our members make the most of the pain treatment.
When we attend or host events we also need volunteers to help us out - it could be at the May or Christmas fair at the Centre or at the Reading Half Marathon. We are always looking for people to make fantastic cakes.
We have some fantastic people with a variety of skills that we benefit from including IT support, DIY and looking after our shop. If you have a skill that you think will help the Centre please get in touch.