Would you like to work with a charity to help empower rural communities in Berkshire?

Local charity Connecting Communities in Berkshire (CCB) is seeking new Trustees and a Chair to help us continue our work of enhancing, empowering and strengthening communities in Berkshire.

We have over 45 years’ experience in community development work and are an active member of the Action with Communities Rural Network (ACRE). Our core mission is to enable communities in Berkshire to thrive by using our knowledge, skills and enterprise. Our vision is to strengthen, promote and empower communities.

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals that have an interest in working to improve community life in Berkshire to join our Board of Trustees. This is a non-remunerated post however out of pocket expenses are payable. We are particularly interested to hear from people that have skills and/or experience in marketing, PR, public speaking, fundraising or campaigning.

Your skills and experience will be put to use to making a lasting difference in your local communities. If you are retired or due to other circumstances have more time to dedicate then this could be the perfect role for you as we are a small team and do rely on volunteer support to help complete key task and finish jobs.

Alternatively if you have a busy working life then there are only a handful of, mostly evening, meetings to attend a year in which you could attend sharing expertise and provide guidance on important decisions.

Please e-mail admin@ccberks.org.uk or to find out more about us and our current projects please visit our website: www.ccberks.org.uk. To make an appointment for an informal conversation with our Chief Officer Tim please call on the 01189612000.

Volunteering opportunities to join the team at Five-a-Day Market Garden


We will be running our Thyme Together sessions for older people starting Thursday 4th April and are appealing for volunteers to assist our session leader Debs to support participants.  The sessions run weekly in the afternoons from 1-3pm on Thursdays through to October 31st 2019 and are an opportunity for older people to come to the garden and take part in gardening and art and craft activities using natural and recycled materials.  There may be some extra sessions to support to fulfil our funder’s requirements.  If you are interested or have taken part before and would like to do so again please email Wendy at wendy@fiveaday.org.uk expressing an interest.

Five A Day Market Garden,
Englefield, near Theale RG7 5EL


We are looking for volunteers for the Green Gardening/Green Art sessions for Adult Learners on Wednesdays 11am – 2pm. You will support our Tutor Debs to deliver a course for 10 weekly sessions.  You will help participants with learning disabilities to learn how to grow plants, participate in practical wildlife activities including pond dipping, sweep netting and log turning and create individual and group artwork and sculptures in the Green Art sessions.

Sessions are adapted to individual  learners.

You will need to be DBS checked as you will be working with vulnerable adults.  These are fun sessions to deliver and very rewarding. 

If you are interested please email Wendy at wendy@fiveaday.org.uk expressing an interest and provide details of any previous experience.

Voluntary Sector Recruitment in Berkshire for Educator

EducatorLife Education

Part-time, term time only (0.6 – 0.8)

Salary: £19,060 – £19,623 (pro-rata)

A rare opportunity to join our team of Educators in the delivery of specialised health, well-being and drug education programmes to primary aged children throughout Thames Valley/ North Hampshire.

Ideally resident in the Reading area, you will preferably have recent experience of working with young children and knowledge of and an interest in health, well-being and drug issues. A flexible approach is required as the days worked each week may vary.

Life Education Wessex & Thames Valley is a charity working with schools and the community to help children make informed healthy choices and stay safe. Educators use positive and dynamic teaching strategies and specially designed visual aids and models to make children aware of the wonders of the body and how to look after it. The fun, age-appropriate and memorable programmes are primarily delivered in purpose built mobile classrooms.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo and pass an intensive three month training course and be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Visit www.lifeeducationwessex.org.uk/join-us/ for information pack. Closing date 13th December 2017. Interviews 19th December 2017. Applicants must have eligibility to work in the UK and a full UK driving licence.