The Wokingham Volunteer Centre
Welcome to The Wokingham Volunteer Centre. We are a registered charity that works with and places volunteers in a wide range of community, voluntary and charitable groups across the borough. We work with, and support, groups and organisations that require volunteers (including providing training). We promote the benefits of volunteering to the local community and run a number of schemes including the Wokingham Transport Scheme and the Green'n' Tidy community gardening service.
What We Do
We Place Volunteers
Working with community, voluntary and charitable groups across the borough
Provide Support and training to charities
We provide support and Volunteer Management Training for charities
We promote the benefits and wellbeing that volunteering brings
We run the Wokingham Transport Scheme for local elderly residents
Green 'n Tidy
We run the Green 'N' Tidy gardening service for local elderly and disabled residents
Learn New Skills
Strengthen your CV and grow your skills
Ease Yourself Back
Volunteering is a great 'return to work' pathway after taking a break from work
Test the waters before making a career change
Make New Friends
Meet new people and build new relationships
Use your skills in the community
Green 'n' Tidy' provides a basic gardening service for elderly and disabled residents of Wokingham Borough who cannot maintain their own properties, do not have local family support or lack the financial resources to employ commercial companies (on pension credit or PIP.) This project does not compete with established gardening businesses and their team of volunteers will provide basic gardening, including lawn mowing, hedge trimming and weeding, to vulnerable people in need.
Please contact us on 0118 979 1340 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you feel you or someone you know would benefit from the scheme and we can discuss if you qualify for our scheme.
The Transport Scheme helps those residents of the Wokingham area (RG40 and RG41) who are unable to use public transport or cannot drive themselves for whatever reason. This low-cost service takes clients to medical and dental appointments around the district and beyond.
Volunteer drivers stay with the client for the duration of their appointment, acting as a companion. This personal service is a lifeline for elderly and vulnerable residents, who may have no one else to depend upon. Volunteer drivers decide when and how far they want to drive and expenses are reimbursed. We are very keen to recuit new drivers, so if you are interested, please do contact us.
For more information about the Transport Scheme, please call 0118 978 2446. Phones are manned by volunteers, who help out on a rota basis.
Open: Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 12.30pm.
Volunteer Development Coordinator
Green ‘n’ Tidy Gardening Project Leader
Community Transport Administrator
How to find us
The Ritz Plaza, 10 Denton Road, Wokingham, Berks, RG40 2DX
Our opening hours are:
Monday to Thursday 9:30am to 2:30pm
Friday 9:30am to 1:30pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed
We would hate for you to have a wasted journey, so please phone before visiting on 0118 977 0749 to ensure someone is around to meet you.
The Wokingham Volunteer Centre
‘What a brilliant service you provide for volunteers, thank you so much! Before I came to you, I have spent months looking for opportunities (and failing) and now I have the perfect role. Thanks!’
‘I’d like to thank you for all your help trying to find the best options for me and making this process so much easier.’
“Thank you so much for your help. I achieved what I wanted to achieve; just that little push to gain some more confidence. You are offering a great service.”
‘Thank you for your invaluable help. My daughter has found the perfect volunteer role for her and is delighted!’
“We have been delighted with the quality of our candidates. Thank you very much for your input, which has been invaluable.”