MARCH 31st 2017
The Volunteer Centre Slough and the WAVE project have now both ended due to lack of funding. The Volunteer Centre has served local people, the voluntary sector and charities for over 20 years. The Trustees, staff and volunteers were very sad to close the service down. Government cutbacks, austerity and different choices made by Slough Borough Council in recent years has meant that many good charities have had to reduce services or close altogether.
We wish all the residents of Slough the very best and hope that you will always remember that 'Without Volunteers there would be no Voluntary Sector' Charities rely on you and we hope that you will continue to find a way to volunteer.
If you wish to find a volunteering role we suggest that you take a look at www.do-it.org it is a National website and it lists many local opportunities to volunteer on their website. You can also visit the local library to find out about many training opportunities that are available in and around Slough. Finally you can google volunteering in Slough and a number of charities will come up offering opportunities directly from their websites.
For charities and community organisations searching for volunteers you can register directly on to Do-it as well and post your own opportunities so that volunteers can find you directly.
For referral partners we are sorry that we are no longer able to support your clients. Currently we are unaware of any other organisation helping individuals with support needs to volunteer. The Real Experience is a social enterprise and they do help clients with support needs to get into work. Their website address is www.therealexperience.org.uk
Best of luck
Volunteer Centre Slough
Trustees, staff and volunteers