Community Journalists

This is the place to find articles about local charities, volunteering, community issues and events all put together by our team of volunteer Community Journalists.

Want to see who’s in the team? Take a look at the ***Community Journos people page**** (or just link up from the previous para)

If you are part of a community organisation that has a story or event that you’d like one of our Journos to help you publicise, contact us at journos@rva.org.uk and we’ll see what we can do.


  • Volunteering Fair Stories – Support Mental Well-being with Sport in Mind
    1 April 2015 Carol Stimson

    Phil Warner, Volunteer Co-ordinator for Sport in Mind, came along to the recent Reading Volunteering Fair to meet potential volunteers for this expanding local charity. Sport in Mind is a Berkshire based charity that uses sport and physical activity to promote mental well-being and improve the lives of people experiencing mental health problems. It offers a ...

  • Volunteering Fair Stories – Throw Yourself into Volunteering with Reading Mencap
    30 March 2015 Carol Stimson

    Chuck Obiorah, Volunteer Co-ordinator for Reading Mencap, was at the recent Reading Volunteer Fair, looking for volunteers for a variety of different roles. Reading Mencap is a local charity that provides information, support and respite services for children and adults with learning difficulties, disabilities and autistic-spectrum disorders and their families. Chuck explained that volunteers are essential for ...

  • Volunteering Fair Stories – Graft volunteers get a real sense of fulfilment
    26 March 2015 Steve Hendry

    Anna Chapman (Beneficiaries Service Co-ordinator) and Maria Scott (Project Officer) were at the RVA Volunteering Fair representing Graft Thames Valley. Graft support clients facing a variety of difficulties and disadvantages in the hard work of gaining employment. Having a physical impairment, mental health issues, dyslexia or being an ex-offender can make applying for a job very ...

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