Volunteering Opportunities in Burnham

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Please note, DBS checks & references may be required for any of these volunteer roles. If you have a local volunteer opportunity and would like it advertised, please contact Lisa Pope at Burnham Health Promotion Trust, lisa@bhpt.org.uk or telephone 01628 661441.

Prevent isolation in your community become a befriender

We all need a helping hand or listening ear – sometimes more so due to health, isolation or recovery following an operation. Local charity, Connection Support, is looking for volunteer befrienders to support their Prevention Matters clients to build a more fulfilling life in Buckinghamshire.

Prevention Matters help adults regain confidence, maintain independence and help them get out and about. The Community Support Workers support clients by finding help, signposting to other services, connect with others in the local community and provide encouragement to get involved in social events.

How you can make a difference to people’s lives as a Prevention Matters volunteer

  • •Increase or maintain social links such as attend local events, transport to coffee mornings
  • •Accompany clients on GP or hospital appointments
  • •Teach clients new digital skills such as email, Skype or how to search the web.
  • •Practical support in the garden or a spot of DIY in their home
  • •Assistance with hoarding disorder
  • •Support to a carer who is feeling isolated.

Connection Support feel that nobody can do everything but everyone can do something so volunteering is flexible to suit you.

For a chat about becoming a volunteer befriender with Connection Support please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator in Buckinghamshire on 01296 484322 or email via volunteers@connectionsupport.org.uk Further details can be found on connectionsupport.org.uk/volunteer.

Home Start Slough

Home-Start Slough is a local charity, covering the boroughs of Slough and Burnham, in which volunteers offer support, friendship and practical help to families who are under stress in their own homes, and have at least one child under the age of five.

Volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and cultures are welcome. The only requirements needed are that they have had parenting experience themselves, or have worked with young children, and can spare two to three hours each week. A flexible and sympathetic approach to other people is needed, along with the ability to listen in a non-judgemental manner and to maintain confidentiality.

We ask volunteers to attend a preparation course, which runs for six weeks, school term time only, in a friendly and informal atmosphere whilst we take up references and Disclosure and Barring Service checks. During the course volunteers cover such areas as the role of a volunteer, values and attitudes, family life and supporting parents, listening to families, confidentiality, safeguarding and protecting children and signposting resources in the Slough area. Volunteers are supported by a Family Support Co-ordinator, and their expenses are met. For more information contact Alison Bowers on 01628 661029 or office@hsslough.co.uk

The Dash Charity - Fundraising / Community Engagement Volunteers

No special skills required just passion to support your local domestic abuse charity!
We need people to source raffle and auction prizes, help with preparation for events, support on the day at community event stalls and collection/distribution of donation pots to local businesses and venues. For more information contact Carol Kipping on 07912 463556 or email caron@thedashcharity.org.uk


Enrych Bucks help people with Physical or sensory disabilities by pairing them with a volunteer who shares similar interests for an hour or two every fortnight. They currently have vacancies for; Garden Centres & coffee in Taplow with Anne who has visual impairment; Archery & Boccia, Farnham Common. Keith has difficulty doing these since he had a stroke. He also enjoys craft fairs; Gym or French/Italian conversation in Wycombe. Alan would love to visit the gym to help with his rehabilitation or chat to someone in French or Italian; Running & sports, Chalfont St Giles. Peter enjoys running. Cycling & rugby but has difficulty going on his own due to his epilepsy; Chat & Games in High Wycombe. Joyce would love some female company to visit her as she finds it difficult to get out & about; Walks, photography & model railways in Denham. Michael struggles doing these activities since he had a stroke & would love to meet someone with similar interests. For more details on these opportunities visit the Enrych website on http://buckinghamshire.enrych.org.uk or contact Jenny Dorney-Savage on 07511 142268 jenny.dorney-savage@enrych.org.uk

Chiltern Society

There are different ways to get involved including; Conservation Volunteers, Path Maintenance Volunteers, Planning field Officer Volunteers, Rivers & Wetlands Volunteers, Walk or Cycle group volunteers, Heritage volunteers, Countryside Photographer Volunteers or Marketing, admin, events or IT volunteers. For more information email getinvolved@chilternsociety.org.uk

Healthwatch Bucks

Healthwatch Bucks are looking for people age 18 & over to join their team in visiting hospital, GP surgeries or care homes to collect the views of residents, staff & visitors about their experience. To find out more call Helen on 01844 348824 or email helen.smith@healthwatchbucks.co.uk

Burnham Neighbourhood Watch

Burnham Neighbourhood Watch If you are interested in your local area & would like to help support your neighbours by improving community safety, support street members, reduce fear of crime, tackle local specific problems, look out for vulnerable neighbours or support the police then contact Andrew Strathdee at burnhamneighbourhoodwatch@gmail.com or view www.burnhambeacon.co.uk/nhw for more information.

RSPCA Charity Shop - Burnham

RSPCA Charity Shop High Street Burnham are looking for volunteers to cover shifts from Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 1pm or 1pm to 4.30pm. Full training provided but some shop experience would be a bonus. Please note that some lifting of stock may be required. Please pop in for an application form or telephone 01628 663040.

BuDS Buckinghamshire Disability Services

BuDS Buckinghamshire Disability Services is an independent pan-disability charity. Run by disabled people, they focus on fixing big issue by removing barriers, finding answers & improving the lives of disabled people in Bucks. Volunteers work hours that suit themselves. BuDS is open to all abilities. Mentoring and training provided. To find out more visit their website www.buds.org.uk, telephone 01494 568864, or email info@buds.org.uk

Burnham Community Association

Burnham Community Association have a number of volunteering roles available. Round & About Advertising Manager & distribution manager, Minibus drivers & helpers, Friends of Burnham Library committee members & library helpers, Monday Club tea makers, befrienders & helpers, God Neighbourhood Scheme drivers, Village Information Point manager & administrator. For more information email them at info@burnhamcommunityassociation.org.uk

Slough Foodbank

Slough Foodbank are looking for a PR, communication & events volunteer to work 2-4 hours per week developing the afore mentioned role. For more information contact The Manager by email on volunteers@slough.foodbank.org.uk or telephone 01753 550303.

Bucks Vision

Bucks Vision (SE Division) are looking for volunteers to help in & around Burnham at their craft club and social clubs. There are different roles ranging from voluntary drivers who transport our visually impaired members from home to the clubs, or more general helpers making tea and refreshments, or sight guiders for our walks and day trips. To find out more call 01753 373638 or email sightandsensibilty@yahoo.co.uk

Simply Walk

Simply Walk need volunteers to assist with walks in & around Burnham for an hour or two each month. Full training provided. For more information please contact Shirley Shaw at Burnham Health Promotion Trust on 01628 661441 or email shirley@bhpt.org.uk

Lions of Burnham

Lions of Burnham give their time & effort in helping those less fortunate. Their fundraising events include the Burnham Christmas Fayre, sponsored bike rides, meals out for groups and bowling or skittles matches against other clubs. If you would like to be part of this, please contact them by email on membership@burnhamlions.org.uk or telephone 01628 665019.

The Dash Charity

The DASH Charity support vulnerable women, men & children who are experiencing domestic abuse. They are looking for volunteers in the local area to help at community events, admin support for the fundraising team, sourcing raffle & auction prizes and community awareness talks. If you would like to help please contact them by email on caron@thedashcharity.org.uk

Farnham Royal RFC

Farnham Royal RFC currently have vacancies for coaches (for all ages, children & adults) and BBQ/Refreshment organiser/helper. Roles are open to anyone over the age of 16. If you are interested please contact Chris by email on touchrugby@farnhamroyal.rfc.com or telephone 01753 646252.

1st Burnham & Hitcham Scout Group

1st Burnham & Hitcham Scout Group Based in Almond Road, Burnham, the scout group are looking for volunteer leaders to help out on a flexible basis. Other roles include; Groundsmen/women, Event co-ordinator, Fundraiser, Cleaner, Quartermaster. Anyone over the age of 18 who is interested should apply by email to 1burnham.scoutgroup@gmail.com or telephone Bruce Snelling on 07450 559186.

Timbertown Summer Play Scheme

Timbertown is a summer holiday non-profit making children’s play scheme in Maidenhead run over the August Bank Holiday every year. They are looking for teenage (from 13yrs) & adult volunteers to help run this very successful children’s summer club. For more information please email Harrie Hayworth at timber.town@yahoo.co.uk

St Peters Church

St Peter’s Church Burnham are looking for volunteers to help at their weekly term time Toddlers Group on Thursday mornings 9.30am-11.30am. Also required are helpers in the Cornerstone Coffee Shop. For more information please pop along to their open morning on Thursday 7th June at 9.30am or telephone Iain Fordyce (Lay Minister) on 07919 165062.

Lighthouse - Christian Summer Holiday Group

Lighthouse This very popular & successful Christian summer holiday group are looking for volunteers from age 12 to help with various activities. Roles include helping run small groups of children with craft or sport, be part of the music or drama team, help run the refreshment tent, site operations, technical team, first aiders, registration, car park attendants or day/overnight security (minimum ages will apply to some jobs) . For more information apply via the website at www.lighthousecentral.org and select Burnham from the ‘find my lighthouse’ section. Burnham Youth Club are looking for volunteers to help with the following activities at their Minniecroft Road club; Performing Arts, Arts & crafts, Bicycle repairs, Sound Studio. For more information please contact the youth leader Becca Acres by email at burnhamyouthclub@yahoo.com Home Start based in Burnham High Street are looking for volunteers to help make a difference with local families with pre-school children. For more information please go their website www.hsslough.co.uk , contact by email office@hsslough.co.uk or telephone 01628 661029.


With your support, the new Burnham Youth Centre Management Committee will be re-opening the Burnham Youth Centre soon. The centre will deliver an exciting and innovative programme of activities while encouraging young people to develop their social skills and self esteem in a fun environment. The youth centre will require at least twenty volunteers on a rotation basis, to help out during week day sessions. Volunteers will be required to cover two hour sessions (plus 30 minutes before and after).

Opening times: - Juniors (8-12yrs) Tuesdays/Fridays 18.00-20.00 - Seniors (13-18yrs) Thursdays 19.00-21.00 To Apply: Email: burnhamyouthcentre@outlook.com Please state which days you are able to commit to. Training and DBS checks will be a requirement.

Girlguiding Burnham and Taplow - Brownie and Guide helpers

Burnham and Taplow Guides and Brownies are looking for helpers.

To assist the Leaders in running the unit. No experience needed. You will need an enhanced DBS from Girlguiding and will need to be over 18

If you think you would suit this role, please contact Nina Heavyside by email nina@heavyside.co.uk for more information.

Tea Dance Refreshment Volunteers

BHPT are looking for one or two volunteers who could prepare and serve the refreshments at our weekly term-time Tea Dance. Based at Burnham park Hall, the ideal candidate would be male or female (Age 16+) and be available most Thursdays from 2.30pm-4.30pm to set up and serve refreshments half way through the 2 hour session. You would then be required to clear up and put away equipment. In return, you will receive free attendance at the Tea Dance every week. For more information, please contact Lisa at BHPT on 01628 661441.

Youth Worker / Role Model Aged 18 - 25

Located at May's Chocolate Shop on Burnham High Street, this role is to help support a junior Youth Programme called ‘Spiritual Empowerment of Junior Youth’ once a week after school. Full training will be given, DBS checks will be required and support given by Programme Organisers. For more information contact Igan Hayati on 07749479777 or by email to igan.hayati@gmail.com

New Leaf - Volunteer Mentors

we are a not-for-profit organisation supporting offenders resettle, re-integrate and rehabilitate in Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The mentees are all low risk and have elected to receive support from New Leaf, and as such have a real desire to transform their life. The role is very flexible and can be easily fitted in around other commitments; we really need volunteer mentors who will listen to and support offenders for an hour a week for at least 12 weeks after release. We provide comprehensive training and excellent support to our volunteer mentors with a strong focus on their safety.. For more details contact Sharon McCasey on 07500 790989 spmcasey@outlook.com or visit the newleaf website

The Well's Youth Cafe - Youth Cafe Volunteer

An after school club run by The Well, a charity that supports the Lent Rise community. Any volunteer would need to have a real heart for working with young people aged 11-13/14 and be able to have relaxed conversations with them-as well as being prepared to have a go at board games/snooker/table tennis etc. A basic level of fitness required to help set up the equipment and clearing it away at the end of the session. You will also need to be DRB safeguarding checked. Suitable for people aged 16 and over. For more details contact smdickins888@gmail.com

BCA Good Neighbour Drivers

The Burnham Community Association are looking for drivers who can take less abled residents to health related appointments. Volunteers must be a car onwner aged 21 or over with a full clean license. Donations are made directly to the driver to cover expenses. for more information contact info@burnhamcommunityassociation.org.uk

1st Lent Rise and Dorney - Scout Leaders Wanted

Do you enjoy working with young people, and can spare one evening a week, then we would love to hear from you. We are looking for adults (18+) to work with Beavers (aged 6 to 8) or Cubs (aged 8 to 10) and join the leadership teams of our thriving 1st Lent Rise & Dorney Scout Group. Please be aware that this is an unpaid role (as all Scout leaders are volunteers), contact Chris Newton on 01628 663273 for more information about these roles.

The Meeting Place - Volunteers

Visit for a coffee and a chat, help with mobile phones or just join in with activities, craft, art, chess etc etc. Suitable for people aged 16 and over. For more information contact Hilary Evans via email keithandhilary@hotmail.com

Lent Rise Combined School - Learning Support Activities

Listening to children read, playing educational games with groups of pupils, supporting learning in the classroom. Suitable for people aged 16 and over. For more information contact Mrs J Watson on 01628 662913 or email office@lentrise.bucks.sch.uk

Burnham Childrens Centre Play Worker / Admin

Support Family Support Workers to plan and carry out sessions for families with children under 5 years in the local area. To support with admin work with planning sessions using the EYFS, Observations of children’s development, display boards and meeting other local professionals. For more information contact Michelle Els on 01628 665380 or email mels@buckscc.gov.uk

Burnham Football Club match day opportunities

Do you enjoy football? Would you like to support your local team? Burnham Football Club are keen to recruit volunteers aged 18 and over to sell programmes and/or to act as stewards on match days at The Gore, Burnham. In return you will receive a free ticket for the match and refreshments. For more information please contact burnhamfcchair@aol.co.uk

Simply Walk - Walk Leaders

The Burnham Simply Walk group needs more volunteers to assist with their walks in and around BURNHAM. If you enjoy walking and have an hour or two to spare each month we’d love to hear from you. Suitable for people aged 18 years and over. Full training provided. For more information please contact Chris Billingham at Burnham Health Promotion Trust 01628 661441 info@bhpt.org.uk

St Peters Church of England School - Classroom Support

Mrs Blount is looking for additional classroom supporters throughout the school to help with listening to readers, preparing displays, helping with painting and preparing materials etc. Suitable for anyone over 16. Please contact for more information. A DBS check will be carried out prior to any appointment.

For more information contact Mrs Lesley Blount (Head Teacher) on 01628 602295 or email admin@stpeters.bucks.sch.uk

Round and About - Magazine Delivery Volunteers

The delivery team at Round and About are looking for extra help with delivering the magazine in certain areas of Burnham, Hitcham, Taplow & Dorney. The following roads need covering; Blumfield Crescent, Burlington Rd, Burnham Beeches Hotel, Buttermere Ave, Cherry Orchard, Chiltern Court, Church Walk, Coniston Crescent, Court Lane, Crosthwaite Way, Derwent Dr, Dovemore Rd, East Burnham Lane, Green Lane, Grove Rd, Hag Hill Lane, Kimbers Drive, Neville Court, Ramsey Court, Stanhope Rd, Station Rd, Taplow Court, Berry Hill, Taplow Rd, Thirlmere Ave, Thompkins Lane, Windsor Close. If you can spare a couple of hours every two months please get in contact!

For more information contact Mrs Mo Pope on 01628 605242

The Well - Youth Cafe Volunteer

Working with Burnham Park Academy to build relationships between students and staff in an informal youth club style atmosphere on Fridays between 2.30 and 4.30 p.m in the Burnham Park Academy Canteen. Suitable for volunteers aged 16 and over.

For more information contact Sue Hoare on 07710 272923 or email suejollytall@aol.com

Gardening Guru's

BHPT are looking for experienced gardening fans who can give one afternoon or more a week to help local schools with gardening projects and running their own allotment at school. Knowledge of planting & growing vegetables would be desirable, but a general passion for all things green would be a good start. Suitable for anyone aged 16 or over.

For more information contact Lisa Pope on 01628 661441 or email lisa@bhpt.org.uk

Round and About Packing and Distribution Logistics Volunteers

Round and About, the local community magazine, are looking for volunteers to assist at the packing and distribution hub for 2-3 hours once every three months. The packing takes place at Burnham Youth Club on Minniecroft road starting at 8:30am and is suitable for volunteers aged 16+. Dates will be provided on Application. For more information contact Lisa Pope on 01628 661441 or email lisa@bhpt.org.uk

Singing for Memory Supporters and Assistants

Supporters & Assistants are required at Singing for the Memory, A group for people with memory problems, early onset dementia etc. Meeting at the Library on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month, 10.45-12.00pm. We are looking for people who can help the singing leaders to run the groups encouraging attendees to join in the singing etc. Volunteers should be 16+ and for more information contact Shirley Shaw on 01628 661441 or email info@bhpt.org.uk

BHPT - Project Assistants

From time to time Burnham Health Promotion Trust has opportunities for volunteers age 16 and over to assist with its various group activities such as the Carers’ Support Group and Older People’s Groups. For more information contact Shirley Shaw on 01628 661441 or email info@bhpt.org.uk

Burnham Childrens Centre - Centre Volunteers

We are looking for centre volunteers who can offer from a minimum of one hour a week to any maximum. Duties include changing notice boards within the centre, laminating and basic admin duties, supporting sessions with crafts and other areas, meeting and greeting, making tea/coffee and preparing snacks, cleaning up after the sessions are completed, supporting children in activities, ensuring the children’s centre is a safe environment, answering the telephone. For more information contact Sam or Michelle on 01628 665380 or express your interest here.

Barking Mad - Occasional Dog Hosts

We are looking for dog lovers who can't commit to a dog of their own at present but would enjoy having a nice dog to stay occasionally. Everything is arranged by Barking Mad including insurance. The dog is delivered to you with full information. Trial nights are possible before committing to a stay of a week or more. Everything is provided by the owner and a nominal amount is given to the host at the end of the dogs stay as a thank you. This is not a job but a rewarding hobby. Must be over 18yrs and preferably have experience with dogs (ex dog owner or cared for family/ friends dogs) We only wish to attract people who genuinely like the idea of having a dog to stay occasionally and not people who see it as a means of making money. For more information contact Karen Cleal on 01628 559479 or express your interest here.

Burnham Library - Story Time Reader

The Library is looking for someone to read stories to a group of toddlers. Story time is every Friday at 2.15pm. For more information contact Sue Lemon on 0845 2303232 or by email at lib-bur@buckscc.gov.uk

Burnham Village Information Point (BVIP) - Information Assistants

We have a rota of volunteers and aim to have one or two volunteers on duty for one and a half hours each day the Library is open. Responsibilities include dealing with enquiries from members of the public, by phone, email or in person and assisting the information coordinator with information updating and displays. For more information express your interest here. Please note you must be 18 or over to apply for this role.

Library Computer Club Technical Writers

Every month we run a computer club at the Burnham Library and we are looking for young people who would be prepared to put together fact sheets on technical items which they are knowledgeable about, for example how to sign up to Facebook, how to use instagram, safe ways to surf the web, or how to use your smartphone. All fact sheets with be credited with your school details (or personal details if over 18). If you would like to learn more please express your interest here.