Events

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

  • 1 October 2016 Reading Town Meal
    Social gatheringFood4Families
    The Reading Town Meal is a celebration of local produce. The event itself consists of the wonderfully talented students from Reading College …

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  • 1 October 2016 A Landscape of Charms and Machines
    EntertainmentRising Sun Arts Centre
    The Rising Sun Arts Centre are holding a weekend of events celebrating the hidden landscapes and secret histories of Reading, starting on …

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  • 2 October 2016 Hidden Histories: Part II
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationRising Sun Arts Centre
    A DIY exhibition celebrating the history of radical arts in Reading, the establishing of the Rising Sun, the world it sprang from, …

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  • 3 October 2016 Personality Profiling
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    Free Employability Workshop Personality profiling is commonly used to match the ideal personality for those best suited to a job role. You …

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  • 5 October 2016 Presentation Skills
    Traininginvolve – Wokingham Borough (formerly Voluntary Action Wokingham Borough)
    This is a full day course delivered by Martin Starkey from Standing Ovation designed to give you the skills to deliver an …

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  • 6 October 2016 Are They Safe? – Introduction to Safeguarding Children
    TrainingReading Children’s & Voluntary Youth Services (RCVYS)
    Are They Safe? is an easily accessible introduction to safeguarding children in voluntary sector organisations. It has been produced by Safe Network …

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  • 8 October 2016 Wokingham Volunteer Recruitment Fair
    VolunteeringVolunteer Centre Wokingham
    Our Volunteer Recruitment Fair takes place every year and over 25 local charities attend looking to recruit volunteers and raise awareness of …

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  • 10 October 2016 Returning to the workplace: free employability workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    Free employability workshop with practical tips on how to effectively return to the workplace after a career break. You will: Discover the …

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  • 10 October 2016 How to create an effective CV and application form: free employability workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    Free employability workshop: how to present your skills effectively to employers on CVs and application forms. Learn how to: Identify your strengths …

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  • 10 October 2016 Save a life – give blood
    VolunteeringNHS Blood and Transplant
    The Blood Service is running more sessions in Reading, and needs your help. These sessions run from 10.30am to 1.00pm and from …

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  • 10 October 2016 Carers health matters
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Mencap
    Are you caring for someone with a learning disability or Autism? We are holding a free information and advice talk designed for …

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  • 11 October 2016 Reading Advice Network AGM
    AGMReading Advice Network
    RAN is hosting its AGM and members, potential members and partner agencies will be attending. A report on activities for 2016 will be …

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  • 11 October 2016 No.5 Young People’s Counselling – 45th Anniversary Celebration
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationNo5 Youth Counselling and Information Service
    Come and join us to celebrate 45 years of providing support services to young people in Reading. No5 provides support to young …

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  • 12 October 2016 Universal Credit Training
    TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
    Half-day course providing an overview of universal credit. The course will cover: • What is universal credit? • Who is eligible? • …

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  • 14 October 2016 Mental Health World Day Conference
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationUtulivu Women’s Group
    Utulivu Women’s Group are holding a conference to mark this year’s Mental Health World Day. The theme will be ‘Let’s Talk Mental …

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  • 15 October 2016 Renters Rising Reading
    TrainingACORN Reading
    A #RentersRising workshop for Reading and the Southeast! These workshops are at the heart of our plan to build a renters’ union …

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  • 15 October 2016 Oktoberfest at Reading Mencap
    Festival / Fete / CarnivalReading Mencap
    Join us for Reading Mencap’s Oktoberfest: There will be German beers, wines & Jagerbombs (CASH bar) There will be German hot dogs …

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  • 17 October 2016 Carers health matters
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Mencap
    Are you caring for someone with a learning disability or Autism? We are holding a free information and advice talk designed for …

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  • 17 October 2016 Reading City of Sanctuary One Year On
    Public interestReading City of Sanctuary
    As part of Reading International Festival, Reading City of Sanctuary are hosting an event to celebrate what we’ve achieved so far. The …

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  • 17 October 2016 Prepare for a successful interview: free employability workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    How to prepare yourself for an interview in the most effective way, including: Employer research Your appearance Personal strengths Controlling your nerves …

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  • 18 October 2016 Sickness and Disability Benefits Training
    TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
    Full Day course covering sickness and disability benefits in depth. It is suitable for delegates who have either attended the Introduction to …

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  • 19 October 2016 Fire Warden Training
    Traininginvolve – Wokingham Borough (formerly Voluntary Action Wokingham Borough)
    This is a 4½ hour third party accredited (ISO 9001:2008) Fire Warden Course led by Andrew Dickson, who has over fifteen years …

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  • 19 October 2016 Reading Domestic Abuse Forum “Why don’t they just leave?”
    ForumReading Domestic Abuse Forum “Why don’t they just leave?”
    Reading Domestic Abuse Forum “Why don’t they just leave?” Emma Kettle, Berkshire Women’s Aid Wednesday 19 October 2016 2.30pm – 4.30pm Council …

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  • 19 October 2016 Safer Recruitment Training
    TrainingReading Children’s & Voluntary Youth Services (RCVYS)
    This course is part of our Safeguarding Children Training Programme Following feedback from previous attendees, we have extended the time available for …

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  • 20 October 2016 Trustee Roles and Responsibilities Workshop
    Traininginvolve – Wokingham Borough (formerly Voluntary Action Wokingham Borough)
    This three-hour workshop, led by Trisha Bennett, will aim to clarify the roles and responsibilities of trustees and management committee members. The …

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  • 20 October 2016 Training: “Don’t Panic!” Introduction to Financial Management
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    09:30-12:30 If you are a new organisation or have recently grown or changed committee members, then this session will help you understand …

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  • 20 October 2016 Free Fire Safety Training
    TrainingRoyal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS)
    Free training from Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service for anyone who works with or knows of vulnerable people who should be referred …

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  • 21 October 2016 Folk, Jazz and Blues Night
    EntertainmentThrive
    West Berkshire’s finest, The Bacuma Boys are back – raising money for local charity Thrive at a gig at Beech Hill Memorial …

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  • 24 October 2016 Planning for the Future: Powers of Attorney, Wills and Asset Protection Trusts
    TrainingReading Mencap
    This is a FREE seminar for family carers, with vital information and advice provided by Karen Grimm, Solicitor and Trust & Estate …

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  • 24 October 2016 Find out about the Reading Recovery College
    WorkshopReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Come and find out about the development of the Reading Recovery College. This informal workshop will give you an introduction to: the …

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  • 26 October 2016 Emergency First Aid at Work
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    This is a one-day course for people in the voluntary sector and community groups. Intended outcomes: Gain knowledge of appropriate procedures Recognise …

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  • 27 October 2016 CIEH Level 2 Award in food safety and catering
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A one-day course for people in the voluntary sector and community groups. This qualification will benefit anyone working in a situation where …

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  • 29 October 2016 The Three Cooks Gala
    Community developmentThe Three Cooks
    The Gala is a fundraising event to help prevent social isolation in the elderly community. The Three Cooks already have great success …

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  • 1 November 2016 Want to start your own business? Free workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    This free employability workshop will help you to understand what you need to do to start your own business. The workshop will …

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  • 1 November 2016 DBS Workshop
    TrainingReading Children’s & Voluntary Youth Services (RCVYS)
    RCVYS, RVA and St Barnabas Fellowship of Churches are holding another workshop for voluntary sector groups in Reading on the Disclosure & …

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  • 8 November 2016 Effective Form Filling ESA and PIP Training
    TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
    Half-day course looking at the ESA and PIP forms in detail and providing tips on how to complete them effectively. It is …

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  • 8 November 2016 Effective Form Filling ESA and PIP Training
    TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
    Half-day course looking at the ESA and PIP forms in detail and providing tips on how to complete them effectively. It is …

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  • 10 November 2016 Reading Children’s & Voluntary Youth Services Members Meeting
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Children’s & Voluntary Youth Services (RCVYS)
    The next RCVYS Members Meeting will be at RISC on Thursday 10 November 2016 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, with a buffet lunch …

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  • 12 November 2016 Charity Ball – Reading Mencap
    EntertainmentReading Mencap
    Reading Mencap’s Charity Ball at The Hilton is back again for a second year. Join us for a glass of fizz on …

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  • 17 November 2016 Arts Council England – funding surgeries
    FundraisingArts Council England – funding surgeries
    Arts Council England’s Chris Farden – Relationship Manager South East and Ashai Nicholas – Relationship Manager for Diversity are providing 30 minute …

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  • 22 November 2016 Dealing with Difficult Clients Training
    TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
    Half-day course which focuses on techniques to use in dealing with difficult clients. It is suitable for anyone who has face to …

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  • 22 November 2016 Reading Community Learning Centre AGM
    AGMReading Community Learning Centre (RCLC)
    You are warmly invited to our 9th Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM is a great opportunity to hear about our activities, …

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  • 24 November 2016 Free Fire Safety Training
    TrainingRoyal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS)
    Free training from Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service for anyone who works with or knows of vulnerable people who should be referred …

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  • 26 November 2016 Out of Africa Charity Ball 2016
    FundraisingCreating Better Futures
    The evening offers you a unique gala dinner while raising vital funds to change the lives of children in Africa. You will …

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  • 28 November 2016 Better Bid Writing
    Traininginvolve – Wokingham Borough (formerly Voluntary Action Wokingham Borough)
    How can you improve the quality of your funding applications and increase your probability of success? Come to our free Bid Writing …

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  • 29 November 2016 2 day Mental Health First Aid Course in Reading
    TrainingReading Community Learning Centre (RCLC)
    A three day Mental Health First Aid programme: Tuesday        29th November  9:30- 4:30pm Wednesday  30th November 9:30- 4:30pm Venue details will be …

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  • 6 December 2016 Volunteer Coordinators’ Network
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Join us for the Christmas meeting of the Volunteer Coordinators’ Network facilitated by Reading Voluntary Action. You will have a chance to …

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  • 6 December 2016 Helping Clients Manage Debt Training
    TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
    Half-day course covering how to help clients manage debt problems. It provides an overview of the debt process that the client should …

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  • 7 December 2016 Free Fire Safety Training
    TrainingRoyal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS)
    Free training from Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service for anyone who works with or knows of vulnerable people who should be referred …

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  • 12 December 2016 Training: “Don’t Panic!” Introduction to the role of a treasurer
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    09.30am-12.30pm If you are new to the role of treasurer, have done it for a while but would like to be sure …

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  • 31 January 2017 Volunteer Coordinators’ Network
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Join us for the January 2017 meeting of the Volunteer Coordinators’ Network facilitated by Reading Voluntary Action. You will have a chance …

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  • 30 March 2017 Volunteer Coordinators’ Network
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Join us for the March 2017 meeting of the Volunteer Coordinators’ Network facilitated by Reading Voluntary Action. You will have a chance …

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