Reading University Students’ Union Volunteering Fayre

  • 12:00
  • 3sixty Club, Reading University

The Fayre falls in the middle of Student Volunteering Week – a national celebration of the contribution student volunteers make to the community. Whilst a small selection of voluntary projects were publicised at Freshers’ Fayre in October this year, the Volunteering Fayre provides a calmer environment for students to learn about the range of opportunities available and hopefully provides you with a unique opportunity to recruit student volunteers.

If you want to learn more about what we do, and how to volunteer for us, do stop at our table.




Event Stewards

for our Family Fun Day and Sponsored Walk that will be on 23 March 2013 at California Country Park.

Please send your CV to emese.abctoread@gmail.com.


Volunteer Events/Social Media Assistant

We are looking for someone who would mostly work from home:

  • keeping the charities online presence up to date,
  • researching on interesting articles to tweet about and post about,
  • starting interactions with our followers,
  • submitting event listings for different websites,
  • writing event synopsis / drafts for press releases,
  • running errands for events (distributing leaflets, picking up printing/gifts etc.)
  • coordinating the event volunteers /stewards.

The Ideal candidate:

  • Must have a strong attention to detail
  • Must be well-organised
  • Must have good communication and presentation skills
  • Have a good knowledge of marketing processes and social media
  • Most importantly, is creative
  • Self-motivated and pro-active
  • Enthusiasm for ABC to read’s work

Please send your CV to emese.abctoread@gmail.com.


Volunteer Funding Assistant

We are looking for someone who:

  • could investigate all the possible funders in the database, check against criteria, and note any application deadlines,
  • could research any additional funders,
  • will need to gather all the info they need about ABC to Read and retain it to write the applications with minimum supervision,
  • could gather all the financial info (with help of trustees and fieldworkers) – i.e. a breakdown of costs for training, each volunteer for a year etc. so that we have them

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Confident in written communication – the ability to write in detail, but also clearly and concisely to get the message across; excellent spelling and grammar
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to absorb information quickly
  • Good with financial data
  • Organised
  • Research skills
  • Self-motivated and pro-active
  • Enthusiasm for ABC to read’s work

Please send your CV to marieclaire.dillon@gmail.com.