Events

Here is a list of upcoming events from RVA and its members. Training sessions are now listed separately on our Training page.

  • 24 August 2017 Save a life – give blood
    VolunteeringNHS Blood and Transplant
    The Blood Service is running more sessions at The Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Station in Reading, and needs your help. These …

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  • 29 August 2017 Save a life – give blood
    VolunteeringNHS Blood and Transplant
    The Blood Service is running more sessions at St Andrews United Reformed Church in Reading, and needs your help. These sessions run …

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  • 29 August 2017 Oomph Taster Session
    Sport / FitnessGet Berkshire Active
    St Catherine’s is hosting a second Oomph taster session, run by Get Berkshire Active. Oomph is a a fun seated exercise group …

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  • 1 September 2017 Volunteer Taster Day
    VolunteeringThrive
    Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who …

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  • 6 September 2017 Volunteer Recruitment Day
    VolunteeringBasildon Park (National Trust)
    If you are interested in becoming involved with the National Trust at Basildon Park, this is a good opportunity to come along …

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  • 6 September 2017 Learn more about South Reading Clinical Commissioning Group
    Public interestSouth Reading CCG
    Want to hear about your local NHS?  You are invited to attend South Reading CCG’s  Governing Body meeting in public and AGM …

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  • 9 September 2017 Last Night Of The Proms
    EntertainmentSt Michael’s Church of England
    Join us for the Last Night of the Proms in the Morlais Room at St Michael’s Church. There will be lots of …

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  • 9 September 2017 Tours of St Peter’s Conservation Area, Caversham
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationFriends of Caversham Court Gardens
    To mark the 50th anniversary of the introduction of Conservation Areas, join architectural historian Megan Aldrich for a one-hour walk on Saturday …

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  • 11 September 2017 What are we doing to safeguard vulnerable adults in Reading?
    Public interestWhat are we doing to safeguard vulnerable adults in Reading?
    Come and find out how you can raise a concern if you are worried about someone, what happens next and how the different agencies involved work together.

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  • 15 September 2017 7th ENRYCH Berkshire Annual Golf Day 2017
    ActivityENRYCH Berkshire
    This year’s Enrych Golf Event will take place on Friday 15 September 2017 at Goring and Streatley Golf Club. £65 per person, …

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  • 15 September 2017 First Steps into Volunteering
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Thinking about volunteering but not sure where to start? Got questions but not sure who to ask? This is the session for …

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  • 17 September 2017 Sunday Assembly Reading – Death
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationSunday Assembly Reading
    Ru Callender is a self-taught, self-proclaimed radical green undertaker, ritualist and sexton (graveyard managers) who jointly run The Green Funeral Company. They …

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  • 18 September 2017 Safeguarding Children: Early Intervention and Prevention Strategy Workshop
    WorkshopReading Borough Council (RBC)
    Reading Borough Council is running a series of Early Intervention and Prevention Workshops. The workshop will be a chance to understand more …

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  • 19 September 2017 Want to hear about your local NHS? – North and West Reading CCG Annual Meeting
    AGMNorth and West Reading CCG
    North and West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding it’s next Governing Body meeting in public on Tuesday 19th September and you …

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  • 20 September 2017 Wear Your Wellies to work day- Get suited and welly-booted for Thrive!
    FundraisingThrive
    Put your best foot forward this September and become ‘suited and booted’ for Thrive as we launch our first ever major fundraising …

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  • 20 September 2017 Open Garden Day
    Open dayThrive
    Open Garden days allow you to see our 3 acres of delightful Victorian walled garden and meet the friendly team at Thrive, in the grounds of Trunkwell House.

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  • 22 September 2017 West of Berkshire Joint Adults’ and Children’s Safeguarding Conference: Mental Health
    ConferenceWest of Berkshire Joint Adults’ and Children’s Safeguarding Conference: Mental Health
    The West of Berkshire Joint Adults’ and Children’s Safeguarding Conference is for practitioners from adults’ and children’s services within the statutory, private …

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  • 22 September 2017 BCF Symposium 2017
    ForumBCF Symposium 2017
    BCF (Berkshire Community Foundation) invite you to attend their annual BCF Symposium to be held on 22 September 2017, from 9.30am to 3.00pm at Green Park in Reading.

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  • 24 September 2017 Windsor Half Marathon – Guaranteed Charity Places
    Sport / FitnessDaisy’s Dream
    Join our Dream Team and sign up for a guaranteed place at this fabulous Half Marathon. Known as the UK’s most picturesque …

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  • 26 September 2017 Dementia Friends Champions Induction
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationAlzheimer’s Society
    Become a Dementia Friends Champion by attending this whole day volunteer induction session. You’ll see a Dementia Friends Information Session delivered by …

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  • 26 September 2017 Volunteer Coordinators’ Network
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Join us for our regular Volunteer Coordinators’ Network meeting facilitated by Reading Voluntary Action. You will have a chance to contribute to …

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  • 26 September 2017 Narrowing the Gap II – Help shape plans from 2018 to 2022
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Borough Council (RBC)
    Community providers and other stakeholders are invited to join commissioners to discuss plans for a new commissioning framework for services operating from …

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  • 30 September 2017 Reading Town Meal 2017
    Festival / Fete / CarnivalFood4Families
    Reading Town Meal is a truly community-powered event. Our first Town Meal was held in 2011, and so far there have been …

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  • 2 October 2017 Volunteer Taster Day
    VolunteeringThrive
    Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who …

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  • 3 October 2017 Community Buildings Forum
    ForumReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Is your group looking for a more 'permanent' home or have you thought about raising extra income through renting out space in your building to another local voluntary group? RVA are hosting another Community Buildings Forum for Reading-based groups with updates on available space.

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  • 7 October 2017 Reading Libraries Fun Palace
    Open dayReading Borough Council – Central Library
    Join us for our first Fun Palace held across each of our libraries. The Fun Palace manifesto: we believe in the genius …

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  • 7 October 2017 The Imagination Ball – Celebrating Daisy’s Dream’s 21st Anniversary
    EntertainmentDaisy’s Dream
    Join us in celebrating 21 years of Daisy’s Dream by attending our spectacular Imagination Ball. This will be held at the exclusive …

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  • 9 October 2017 Volunteer Recruitment Day
    VolunteeringBasildon Park (National Trust)
    If you are interested in becoming involved with the National Trust at Basildon Park, this is a good opportunity to come along …

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  • 1 November 2017 Volunteer Taster Day
    VolunteeringThrive
    Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who …

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  • 20 November 2017 Volunteer Coordinators’ Network
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Join us for our regular Volunteer Coordinators’ Network meeting facilitated by Reading Voluntary Action. You will have a chance to contribute to …

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  • 25 November 2017 Out of Africa Charity Ball 2017
    EntertainmentCreating Better Futures
    Join us at the 5th annual Out of Africa Charity Ball on Saturday 25 November 2017 at the Windsor Ballroom, Hilton Hotel, …

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  • 23 January 2018 Volunteer Coordinators’ Network
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Join us for our regular Volunteer Coordinators’ Network meeting facilitated by Reading Voluntary Action. You will have a chance to contribute to …

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  • 29 March 2018 Volunteer Coordinators’ Network
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Join us for our regular Volunteer Coordinators’ Network meeting facilitated by Reading Voluntary Action. You will have a chance to contribute to …

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