Team Reading is Go!

Author's position
RVA Volunteering Development Worker
Article date
27 July 2016
Primary interest
Voluntary sector

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Reading Voluntary Action is pleased to announce the launch of its new initiative, Team Reading.

Team Reading aims to encourage and enable more people to get involved in one-off volunteering at the wide range of community events that take place in our town.

We aim to make it easier for people to express an interest in helping out by providing a straightforward and consistent sign-up process across events. Moreover, when signing-up for one event, there is the option of joining Team Reading and being notified when other opportunities to get involved come up. In this way we can build a pool of experienced volunteers ready to help!

Working with you, we can ensure that the information you need can be gathered up-front in a consistent way, making initial organisation easier. We can also deal with initial communication, taking some of the pressure off during the busy planning stage and ensuring potential volunteers get a timely response. The recruitment, briefing and on-the-day management of volunteers will remain in your control.

Having launched the scheme by recruiting Town Ambassadors as part of the Reading Year of Culture Inside project, we have already had 50+ sign-ups from people wanting to be part of the team.

So, if you have a one-off event on the horizon be sure to get in touch to see if the Team Reading approach can help you find the volunteers you need.