Events

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

  • 2 July 2015 Boardwalk Construction and Vegetation Clearance
    VolunteeringThe Conservation Volunteers Reading
    We will be returning to Knowl Hill to add another length of boardwalk to the one we built last year and we …

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  • 5 July 2015 Berkshire motor show
    FundraisingBerkshire Motor Show
    Our show this year will be held at Prospect Park in Reading on Sunday the 5th of July 2015. All our usual …

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  • 5 July 2015 Tea Dance
    ActivityThe Hibernian Society
    Sunday tea dance, all welcome. Come and enjoy the music, tea, delicious sandwiches and cakes, plus raffle. £2.50 entrance. Event held at …

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  • 6 July 2015 Adult Social Care Grants Re-shaping workshop
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Borough Council (RBC)
    You are invited to a workshop to understand Reading Borough Council’s proposed approach for Adult Social Care and Public Health grant funding …

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  • 6 July 2015 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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  • 7 July 2015 Lock and towpath restoration on the Kennet and Avon
    VolunteeringThe Conservation Volunteers Reading
    Do you love our beautiful waterways? Are you interested in their history? Would you like to come and help protect their unique …

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  • 8 July 2015 Nexus Personal Development Course
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationNexus Personal Development Course
    A personal development course presented over 3 afternoons by an international trainer, David Lupton. The program has been designed to help people …

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  • 8 July 2015 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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  • 8 July 2015 Inaugural – Hate Crime Forum
    ForumAlliance for Cohesion and Racial Equality (ACRE)
    The Hate Crime Forum will offer an opportunity for the public and community organisations to participate in scrutinising the statutory response to …

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  • 9 July 2015 Safeguarding Children Training for Trustees
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    The Reading Trustee Network is working with RCVYS to provide safeguarding training specifically aimed at trustees and those running unincorporated groups, mutuals …

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  • 9 July 2015 Reading SOUP
    FundraisingReading SOUP
    WHO? Reading SOUP is a micro crowd-funding event set up to encourage and support community projects. WHAT? Reading Soup will spotlight local …

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  • 9 July 2015 Haymaking at Pond Meadow, Emmer Green
    VolunteeringThe Conservation Volunteers Reading
    We will be returning to the site where we planted nearly 500 trees back in 2012, to cut hay for the Food …

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  • 11 July 2015 Colostomy Association 10th Anniversary Celebration
    Open dayColostomy Association
    The Colostomy Association is celebrating 10 years of supporting people with a stoma at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre this July. On …

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  • 11 July 2015 Exploring Autism, an introduction
    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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  • 12 July 2015 The Magic of 4Ps: Patience, Passion, Persistence, Purpose
    ConferenceUtulivu Women’s Group
    This will be Utulivu’s annual conference when we meet to celebrate and empower each other. This year we will be focusing on …

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  • 14 July 2015 Working with Young Volunteers
    TrainingBerkshire Youth (formerly BACYP)
    This course is designed for organisations or communities that are considering or currently working with young volunteers and want to create or …

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  • 14 July 2015 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: Have …

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  • 15 July 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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  • 16 July 2015 Community Gardening at Five a Day Market Garden
    VolunteeringThe Conservation Volunteers Reading
    We are back to the garden to do some summer gardening jobs! The exact task is still to be confirmed but Pam …

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  • 17 July 2015 Join in the Eid festival at Palmer Park
    Festival / Fete / CarnivalMuslim Ladies Club UK
    Eid is a cultural festival celebrated throughout the UK. This year again we are doing it for Reading community in Palmer Park. …

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  • 18 July 2015 Open Morning Invitation
    Premises launchFaith Christian Group
    Come to our Open Morning and help us celebrate our new premises! Visitors are welcome to experience our new location between 10am-1pm …

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  • 18 July 2015 Exploring autism further
    TrainingAutAngel
    This is a follow on session to the introductory day and enables further exploration of issues related to autism, including the impact …

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  • 19 July 2015 Walk For Wards 2015
    FundraisingThe Royal Berks Charity
    Featuring woodland, stunning views of the house and gardens, and an open deer park, it is one of the most picturesque landscapes …

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  • 20 July 2015 Give Blood in Reading
    Public interestNHS Blood and Transplant
    A blood donation session will be held at The Salvation Army Anstey Road Reading Berks on Monday 20 July. There are two …

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  • 23 July 2015 Annual General Meeting 2015
    AGMAlliance for Cohesion and Racial Equality (ACRE)
    Acre’s Annual General Meeting on July 23, 2015 from 6.30 to 8.30 pm at The Council Chamber, Reading Borough Council and the …

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  • 26 July 2015 Reading Family Fun Day
    Festival / Fete / CarnivalReading Family Fun Day
    FREE entry charity family fun day supporting The British Heart Foundation. BBQ, Bouncy Castle, Vintage Ice Cream Van, Animal Roadshow, Circus Skills …

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  • 10 August 2015 Game of Theatre Progress Youth Theatre – Summer Workshop
    ActivityReading Progress Theatre
    Join Progress Youth Theatre for a week of fantasy as we open our doors during the summer holidays to children and young …

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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 10 September 2015 Reading Trustee Network
    Not specifiedReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Save the date for the next Trustee Network event! We’ll keep you updated with details of who to expect and what topics …

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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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  • 14 September 2015 Community Mediation Skills Training begins
    TrainingResolve – Berkshire & Oxfordshire Mediation Service
    Resolve has devised a highly successful and practical course which gives you all the skills to get started as a community mediator. …

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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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