Get involved with Berkshire Youth charity

We rely on the incredible generosity of local people, companies and groups. We need your help to raise awareness of Berkshire Youth and to raise funds to pay for our crucial work, supporting, empowering and inspiring young people.

Volunteers are an essential part of the team at Berkshire Youth, making a difference to the range of opportunities and events we provide to young people and the wider community.

Our current volunteers are involved in a variety of projects, ranging from supporting our clubs and venues in delivering their programmes to providing a listening ear and delivering activities to young people in the areas they meet their friends.

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, develop new skills and interests, share your hobbies, skills, knowledge and interests and to have fun. You could also gain new qualifications and potentially develop a new career.

Your time commitment could be one or two hours a week (ideal for those participating in their Gold DofE award) to a few hours every day. We are very flexible and will work with you to agree your role and commitment.

For a general conversation about how you could get involved please contact Karen Dynan, our Training and Volunteer Development Manager, on 07881 941343.

Here’s what some of our volunteers had to say:

Helen: “I have only recently started volunteering with Berkshire Youth. I am enjoying being part of a team, spending time with young people and I feel that I am giving something back to my local community which is important to me.”

Maria: “I volunteer for Berkshire Youth to give young people the opportunity to take advantage of local youth clubs and the activities they provide. The youth workers are welcoming and great to work alongside. The young people are always friendly, and brilliant to be with. This gives me a great sense of pride in seeing them thrive.”

Waterside Centre, Newbury

The Waterside Centre team are looking for volunteers who would like to get involved in the following:

  • Front of house support – welcoming and directing our guests
  • Youth activity support – supporting our area Youth and Community Manager to deliver the youth programme

For additional information and to discuss other opportunities please email, including a contact number.

Tilehurst and Calcot

We deliver various youth activity sessions on behalf of Tilehurst Parish Council, including a youth club for 11 – 14 year olds in Calcot, and sports park sessions at all four parish recreation grounds.

We’re looking for more volunteers to expand the provision available to young people in the area.

  • Volunteers must be aged 18+
  • Short- and long-term opportunities available
  • All necessary checks and training will be provided

Term time Thursdays, 6 – 9pm

Easter holidays and May half term, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12.45 – 6.45pm

Summer holidays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12.45 – 6.45pm

This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity for those with time to give in support of young people in their local community.

For more information and to apply, please email, including your contact details.

Wokingham Young Carers

Wokingham Young Carers provides weekly respite term time only and additional activities are offered during the holiday periods. To enable us to run these outings, we require volunteers. If you are able to provide time, skills or knowledge and are passionate about supporting young people to reach their full potential please complete this volunteer application form.


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