Events

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

  • 10 February 2016 Wednesday Weekly Walk
    ActivityReading Walks Programme
    These walks are open to all carers and their clients, carers with relatives, people with disabilities and anyone who would like to …

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  • 11 February 2016 Valentine’s SOUP
    Community developmentReading SOUP
    Reading SOUP returns for 2016! Come along for a Valentine’s SOUP to share the love and support some amazing Community Projects from …

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  • 11 February 2016 Fundraising Volunteer Social / Information Evening
    VolunteeringDaisy’s Dream
    Daisy’s Dream is holding an informal social evening for our current fundraising volunteers, and anyone who is interested in finding out more …

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  • 11 February 2016 Universal Safeguarding Children Training
    TrainingReading Children’s & Voluntary Youth Services (RCVYS)
    Target Group: All staff whose work brings them into contact with children and young people in whatever circumstances Aims & Outcomes: – …

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  • 11 February 2016 Health and Safety Level 1
    Traininginvolve – Wokingham Borough (formerly Voluntary Action Wokingham Borough)
    This training is provided by Involve (Bracknell Forest and Wokingham). The training is aimed at people entering the workplace for the first …

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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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  • 16 February 2016 Tips and strategies for running a successful business
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationBerkshire Black Business
    Ever wondered how some people set up one business after another whilst others fall at the first hurdle? What do you need …

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  • 17 February 2016 Wednesday Weekly Walk
    ActivityReading Walks Programme
    These walks are open to all carers and their clients, carers with relatives, people with disabilities and anyone who would like to …

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  • 19 February 2016 Over 50’s Social
    Social gatheringReading Borough Council (RBC)
    Live music, Dance, and much more! Please book in advance by calling Sarah on 07580 870 945 or Michelle on 07834 335 …

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  • 22 February 2016 Give blood in Reading
    VolunteeringNHS Blood and Transplant
    The Blood Service is running more sessions at The Salvation Army in Reading, and needs your help. These sessions run from 10.30am …

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  • 24 February 2016 Wednesday Weekly Walk
    ActivityReading Walks Programme
    These walks are open to all carers and their clients, carers with relatives, people with disabilities and anyone who would like to …

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  • 26 February 2016 Peer Support Training Course
    TrainingReading Your Way
    Have you experienced mental health difficulties? Would you like to support other people through difficult times? If you have answered Yes to …

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  • 3 March 2016 Communications Course
    Traininginvolve – Wokingham Borough (formerly Voluntary Action Wokingham Borough)
    This is a 3 hour course run by Ann Nobbs at Telmark Training. Ann is positive, enthusiastic and extremely self-motivated.  Her style …

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  • 3 March 2016 Volunteer Management Training: Recruitment and creating volunteer roles
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Mosaic have a wealth of experience in using a creative approach to delivering training. Mosaic Creative are committed to using the visual …

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  • 3 March 2016 Food Safety Awareness Level 1 (CIEH)
    Traininginvolve – Wokingham Borough (formerly Voluntary Action Wokingham Borough)
    This qualification has been developed to raise awareness of key food safety issues and to provide employees with an induction to food …

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  • 7 March 2016 “Don’t panic!” Using spreadsheets with confidence
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    2:00pm-5:00pm Whether you are new to an organisation, have recently grown, changed committee members or need a boost this practical session will …

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  • 9 March 2016 The Body Keeps the Score: Working with Childhood Sexual Abuse and Complex Trauma – Christiane Sanderson
    TrainingTrust House Reading
    This event is organised by Trust House Reading, Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre for women, men and children living in Berkshire …

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  • 9 March 2016 Manual Handling
    Traininginvolve – Wokingham Borough (formerly Voluntary Action Wokingham Borough)
    Who needs this qualification? All employees who have to carry out any manual handling activities at work, including both industrial and office …

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  • 10 March 2016 Free Prostate Cancer PSA Blood Test evening
    Not specifiedLions Club of Reading
    The Lions Club of Reading is inviting all local men aged 50 and over to come for FREE prostate cancer PSA (prostate …

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  • 10 March 2016 Direct Payments workshop
    WorkshopReading Borough Council (RBC)
    People who are eligible for social care support from councils can choose to have a direct payment so that they can manage …

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  • 10 March 2016 Free seminar – Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection Applications
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Mencap
    Reading Mencap is partnering with Herrington & Carmichael solicitors to offer a series of free seminars on planning for the future, aimed …

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  • 11 March 2016 DBS Workshop
    TrainingReading Children’s & Voluntary Youth Services (RCVYS)
    RCVYS, RVA and Barnabas Fellowship of Churches are holding another workshop for VCF groups here in Reading on the new Disclosure & …

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  • 15 March 2016 Mental Health First Aid Training 15th and 16th March
    TrainingReading Borough Council (RBC)
    What is Mental Health First Aid? Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand …

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  • 17 March 2016 How to use the power of local media to fundraise and campaign
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    1.00pm-3.30pm Aim: To help you develop the knowledge and skills to work well with your local media at a time of austerity …

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  • 18 March 2016 Reading’s second Pan-Equality Conference
    ConferenceAlliance for Cohesion and Racial Equality (ACRE)
    Theme for this conference is ‘Labels’ and ‘Stereotyping’. Every form we fill in we are asked to label ourselves. Five minutes after …

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

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  • 23 March 2016 Berkshire Healthcare Equality Panel
    ForumBerkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
    Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust’s annual equality grading event takes place on Wednesday 23rd March 2015. Representatives from voluntary sector organisations, and the …

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  • 23 March 2016 Are They Safe? – an 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. The course is written for leaders of …

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  • 24 March 2016 Volunteer Management Training: Valuing volunteers and volunteer development
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Mosaic have a wealth of experience in using a creative approach to delivering training. Mosaic Creative are committed to using the visual …

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  • 29 March 2016 Trustee Training
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    6:00pm-9:00pm Trustees play an essential role in our society, making our charity sector work. It’s a hugely rewarding role but it’s not …

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  • 10 April 2016 Tour of Berkshire Cycle Ride
    Sport / FitnessGuide Dogs for the Blind Association
    The Guide Dogs Tour of Berkshire is a charity cycle ride taking place on 10th April 2016. The aim is to raise …

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  • 11 April 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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  • 14 April 2016 Volunteer Management Training: Building a Team of Volunteers
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Mosaic have a wealth of experience in using a creative approach to delivering training. Mosaic Creative are committed to using the visual …

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  • 14 April 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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  • 20 April 2016 Safer Recruitment Training
    TrainingReading Children’s & Voluntary Youth Services (RCVYS)
    This course is specially devised for staff and volunteers who are involved in recruitment or selection of people involved with children and …

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  • 20 April 2016 Exploring invisible autism
    TrainingAutAngel
    This session examines the traits of autism (which includes Asperger’s Syndrome) and explores how the condition affects individuals and society as a …

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

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  • 13 June 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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  • 19 July 2016 Volunteer Coordinators’ Network
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Join us for the Summer meeting of the Volunteer Coordinators’ Network facilitated by Reading Voluntary Action. You will have a chance to …

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

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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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  • 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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