Events

Here is a list of upcoming events from RVA and its members.

  • 31 August 2015 Legacy of Valour Exhibition – last day
    ExhibitionReading Museum & Town Hall
    This exhibition runs throughout the month starting on 2 August, about the contribution of Sikh soldiers during the First World War (1914-1918) …

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  • 1 September 2015 Adoption and Dual Approval Information Evening
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationParents and Children Together (PACT)
    Are you considering Adoption, Foster Care or Dual Approval? PACT helps hundreds of families every year through outstanding adoption and fostering services, …

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  • 2 September 2015 South Reading CCG Governing Body and Annual Meeting
    Public interestSouth Reading CCG Governing Body and Annual Meeting
    South Reading Clinical Commissioning Group are holding their Annual Meeting and GP discussion on Wednesday 2nd September in Reading Town Hall. The …

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  • 7 September 2015 Year of Culture Meeting: focus on non-arts and cultural organisations
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    The Reading Year of Culture monthly meeting will take place on Monday 7 September and representatives from all organisations are invited to …

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  • 8 September 2015 Depression Xpression
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationDepression Xpression
    Depression Xpression is a peer support group for people with depression /anxiety it is a very friendly and welcoming group. We next …

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  • 8 September 2015 Elevate Lunchtime Networking
    NetworkingElevate Lunchtime Networking
    We are pleased to announce the first in a series of lunchtime networking opportunities to take place at the Elevate Hub. Building …

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  • 8 September 2015 Commissioning framework – first draft discussion (Option 1)
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Borough Council (RBC)
    The first draft of the emerging commissioning framework will be available for discussion and further input. The intention is to give as …

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  • 8 September 2015 Why you need to know about autism
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationAutAngel
    This short illustrated talk explains why you need to know about autism, even if it is something you think is irrelevant to …

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  • 9 September 2015 Consultation on draft policy statement – Premises occupied by the Third Sector
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Borough Council (RBC)
    An event for voluntary organisations that currently have a lease arrangement with Reading Borough Council or those who may be interested in …

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  • 9 September 2015 Volunteer Recruitment Open Day
    Open dayBasildon Park (National Trust)
    This is a great opportunity to explore the idea of being a volunteer at this wonderful 18th Century National Trust House near …

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  • 10 September 2015 Reading Trustee Network
    ForumReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    The Reading Trustee Network returns with our autumn event. It’s a great chance to share ideas with your fellow trustees and charity managers …

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  • 11 September 2015 Volunteering research focus group for adults
    ForumReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    RVA is running a ‘focus group’ discussion for potential volunteers to help us gather feedback about the experience of looking for voluntary …

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  • 11 September 2015 Young People (16-24) Social Action Focus Group
    ForumReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    RVA, in collaboration with the University of Reading, is running a ‘focus group’ discussion to explore attitudes to social action (fundraising, campaigning, …

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  • 12 September 2015 Southcote Growallot Open Day
    Open daySouthcote GrowAllot
    Come and see the amazing community organic allotment, orchard and wild flower space. It is an oasis in the Reading area created …

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  • 13 September 2015 Sunday afternoon teas and gardens
    Open dayBritish Red Cross – Thames Valley Area
    We invite you to join our friendly team of volunteers to serve teas and refreshments and welcome visitors at garden openings on …

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  • 14 September 2015 The 2015 Dingley Golf Day
    FundraisingDingley Family & Specialist Early Years Centre
    We are delighted to announce that our 5th annual charity golf day will be taking place on Monday 14th September at Caversham …

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  • 15 September 2015 Adoption and Dual Approval Information Evening
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationParents and Children Together (PACT)
    Are you considering Adoption, Foster Care or Dual Approval? PACT helps hundreds of families every year through outstanding adoption and fostering services, …

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  • 15 September 2015 Start of “Exploring autism”, 6 sessions
    TrainingAutAngel
    Autism is invisible. You probably have an autistic colleague, employee, volunteer, friend, customer or family member, or you might be autistic yourself …

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  • 15 September 2015 Commissioning framework – first draft discussion (Option 2)
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Borough Council (RBC)
    The first draft of the emerging commissioning framework will be available for discussion and further input. The intention is to give as …

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  • 16 September 2015 Mapledurham Community Share Offer Renewable Energy Project – Reading meeting
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationMapledurham Community Energy
    Public meeting to meet the directors and learn about the community share offer for the Mapledurham Community Renewable Energy Project. This is …

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  • 16 September 2015 Volunteer Preparation Course
    TrainingHome-Start Reading
    Are you a parent or have parenting experience? Do you remember the challenges you faced when you had a young family? Do …

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  • 17 September 2015 Well-being event at Broad Street Mall
    Public interestReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Reading Voluntary Action’s Social Prescribing team are hosting a well-being event at the Broad Street Mall on Thursday 17 September. The event …

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  • 17 September 2015 Voluntary Sector Together Matchmaking Event
    ForumReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    This event is for any organisation looking for potential partners or anyone wanting to get a greater understanding of the services available …

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  • 22 September 2015 Adoption and Dual Approval Information Evening
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationParents and Children Together (PACT)
    Are you considering Adoption, Foster Care or Dual Approval? PACT helps hundreds of families every year through outstanding adoption and fostering services, …

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  • 22 September 2015 Employing Staff: What you need to know
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Employing staff can seem like a tricky business, but it needn’t be. Whether you are employing staff for the first time or …

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  • 25 September 2015 Volunteering Conference 2015
    ConferenceReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    This year’s conference will welcome coordinators, managers and recruiters and will once again include an invitation for you to register key members …

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  • 28 September 2015 Mapledurham Community Share Offer Renewable Energy Project – Henley meeting
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationMapledurham Community Energy
    Public meeting to meet the directors and learn about the community share offer for the Mapledurham Community Renewable Energy Project. This is …

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  • 29 September 2015 Troubled Families Workshop
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    The Reading Troubled Families team are working towards phase 2 of the programme and are keen to involve the voluntary sector throughout. …

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  • 29 September 2015 Mapledurham Community Share Offer Renewable Energy Project – Thatcham meeting
    Public interestMapledurham Community Energy
    Public meeting to meet the directors and learn about the community share offer for the Mapledurham Community Renewable Energy Project. This is …

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  • 29 September 2015 Trustee Training
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Trustees play an essential role in our society, making our charity sector work. It’s a hugely rewarding role but it’s not always …

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  • 29 September 2015 Peer Support Training Course
    TrainingReading Your Way
    A 4 day course to become a Peer Support Volunteer Have you experienced mental health difficulties? Would you like to support others …

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  • 30 September 2015 Care and Support Conference
    ConferenceReading Borough Council (RBC)
    Reading’s Care and Support Conference is a regular event that is open to all organisations that currently provide or are interested in …

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  • 1 October 2015 Reading celebrates UK Older People’s Day 2015
    ShowcaseReading Older People’s Working Group (formerly ROPP)
    People are living longer and 23% of the UK will be aged 65 and over by 2035. The main aim of UK …

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  • 3 October 2015 Reading Town Meal
    Festival / Fete / CarnivalReading Food Growing Network (RFGN)
    The biggest “picnic in the park” that Reading has ever seen will return to Forbury Gardens on Saturday 3 October 2015 and …

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  • 3 October 2015 Colostomy Association Awareness Day
    Public interestColostomy Association
    Reading will be turning purple on Saturday 3 October as we celebrate the 2nd ever CA Awareness Day. The Colostomy Association supports …

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  • 6 October 2015 Training: “Don’t Panic!” Introduction to financial management
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    If you are a new organisation or have recently grown or changed committee members, then this session will help you understand the …

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  • 6 October 2015 Commissioning framework – final draft discussion
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Borough Council (RBC)
    The final draft of the emerging commissioning framework will be available for discussion.
  • 7 October 2015 RVA AGM 2015
    AGMReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Please join us for our Annual General Meeting and networking breakfast. As well as the formal business there will be an opportunity …

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  • 10 October 2015 Exploring Autism – An Introdcution
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationAutAngel
    This one day course gives an introductory overview of how autism affects individuals and society as a whole. It is facilitated by …

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  • 12 October 2015 Volunteer Recruitment Open Day
    Open dayBasildon Park (National Trust)
    This is a great opportunity to explore the idea of being a volunteer at this wonderful 18th Century National Trust House near …

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  • 17 October 2015 PIP Mountain Bike Challenge 2015
    FundraisingPursuing Independent Paths (PIP)
    Join the PIP team for a challenging and beautiful mountain bike ride through the Chiltern Valley and along the Thames. This exciting …

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  • 23 October 2015 RNIB Reading Glow Neon 3km Fun Run
    Sport / FitnessRoyal National Institute for Blind (South East Region)
    Join the RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) at their first ever ‘Glow Neon Fun Run’ on the evening of Friday …

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  • 3 November 2015 Volunteer Coordinators’ Network
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Join us for the last 2015 meeting of the Volunteer Coordinators’ Network facilitated by Reading Voluntary Action. You will have a chance …

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  • 7 November 2015 DBS Workshop
    TrainingReading Children’s & Voluntary Youth Services (RCVYS)
    RCVYS, RVA and Barnabas Fellowship of Churches are holding another workshop for voluntary groups here in Reading on the new Disclosure & Barring …

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  • 14 November 2015 Volunteer Recruitment Open Day
    Open dayBasildon Park (National Trust)
    This is a great opportunity to explore the idea of being a volunteer at this wonderful 18th Century National Trust House near …

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  • 21 January 2016 Volunteer Coordinators’ Network
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Join us for the New Year meeting of the Volunteer Coordinators’ Network facilitated by Reading Voluntary Action. You will have a chance …

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  • 15 February 2016 Mediation Training
    TrainingResolve – Berkshire & Oxfordshire Mediation Service
    Resolve Mediation has been helping people sort out their differences for nearly 20 years. We deal with a wide range of neighbour …

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