The Wokingham Volunteer Centre

About Us

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

Promote Volunteering
We promote the benefits and wellbeing that volunteering brings

Transport Scheme
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

Why Volunteer

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

Career Choices
Test the waters before making a career change

Make New Friends
Meet new people and build new relationships

Give Back
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 gardening@wok-vol.org.uk 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.

The Team

Christine Knox

Centre Manager

Helena Badger

Volunteer Development Coordinator

Miguel Olgivie

Green ‘n’ Tidy Gardening Project Leader

Janet Hird

Community Transport Administrator

How to find us

OUR LOCATION

The Wokingham Volunteer Centre

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

TESTIMONIALS

Recent News

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU

GET IN TOUCH