Act now to make the most of our Volunteers’ Week activities

Author's position
RVA Volunteering Develoment Worker
Article date
24 May 2016
Primary interest


As part of national Volunteers’ Week 2016 (1-12 June) we will be spreading the message in a range of ways to make sure those inspired by the national promotion have ready access to opportunities to get involved here in Reading.

We will be out and about throughout the period:

3 June – Eat Reading Festival @ Broad Street (10am-7pm) – We will be talking to the public about food based (and all other types) of volunteering

7 June – Ready Friends Afternoon Tea @ Reading Central Library (2-5pm) – An informal event bringing together befriending organisations, current befrienders and those thinking of taking on this type of volunteering.

9 June – Trustee Matching and Volunteering @ Green Park (12:15-2:15pm) – We will be talking to workers at Green Park to encourage them to use their talents as trustees and in other types of skilled volunteering. (Please note we are fully booked for charities to attend on the day but if we have your opportunities our team will be on hand to promote them)

Alongside these events we will be running a focused communications campaign designed to highlight the diversity of volunteering, in terms of the range of opportunities available and the variety of people fulfilling them, the difference volunteering makes and the benefits it can have for volunteers themselves.

Be sure to tune in to Blast 1386 on the 3 June 12-1pm to listen to a Volunteers’ Week special edition of our monthly radio show, broadcast from Broad Street. Follow us on Twitter @rva_volunteer and use #ThxRdgVols to thank your volunteers for the work they do.

There will also be a series of special features published throughout the week, profiling a number of volunteers making a difference in Reading.

So, make sure you don’t miss out on all this extra promotion by submitting any volunteering roles you have NOW to make sure they are published in time for Volunteers’ Week.