About the Wokingham Volunteer Centre

The Wokingham Volunteer Centre was established in 1976 and has served the Wokingham community by promoting and recruiting to thousands of volunteering roles for hundreds of charities throughout that time. New projects have been added since that time and we now provide a basic gardening service for older and vulnerable residents and a community transport scheme, initially designed to get members to important medical appointments on time and with support.

We currently work with more than 100 local charities to attract and place volunteers for a wide range of roles spanning every aspect of local life, from First Days and HomeStart to AgeUK and Link Visiting. We benefit from the support of several hundred volunteers and work closely with other key organisations from the Borough, Town and Parish Councils to colleague organisations within the wider Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector.

Purpose

The Wokingham Volunteer Centre is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO No. 1161498) established to provide support to vulnerable elderly and disabled people within, but not exclusively, the Wokingham Borough area in particular by the provision of basic, volunteer-based and subsidised, low cost services and signposting them to additional statutory and volunteer sources of help to enable them to continue living in their own homes and not require moving into care. Our Strategy, Vision and Mission may be viewed here and the Strategic Plan here.

Reporting

Each year the Centre produces an Impact Report to highlight it's work and achievements and to thank all its contributors, from volunteers to Trustees, staff and funders. As a CIO we also submit audited accounts to the Charity Commission which may be viewed here.

Staff 

There is a small, part-time staff team - supported by a large number of highly valued volunteers!

Trustees

The Centre currently has six Trustees ….

Graham Powell - Chair
Dave Vaughan - Secretary
Martin Jeater - Treasurer
David Knee - Trustee
Geraldine Durrant - Trustee
Philip Cleary - Trustee