Events

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

  • 31 July 2015 Welcoming networking dinner – connect, refer and grow your business.
    Social gatheringBerkshire Black Business
    This is an opportunity to meet local business owners in a warm and inspiring space as we share where we are today …

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  • 2 August 2015 Legacy of Valour Exhibition opens
    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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  • 5 August 2015 Voluntary sector funding consultation meeting
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Borough Council (RBC)
    A public consultation exercise on a major package of saving, efficiency and income proposals opens on Friday July 24. The first of …

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  • 6 August 2015 Adult social care and public health funding consultation
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Borough Council (RBC)
    Reading Borough Council is in the closing stages of a consultation about how funding for adult social care and public health services …

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  • 8 August 2015 Reading Mencap Summer Fair
    Festival / Fete / CarnivalReading Mencap
    Don’t miss this classic-style summer fete with tombola, raffle, bric-a-brac, cakes and refreshments.  
  • 10 August 2015 Save a life – give blood
    VolunteeringNHS Blood and Transplant
    The Blood Service is running sessions at The Salvation Army, Anstey Road in Reading, and needs your help. These sessions run from …

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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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  • 14 August 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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  • 18 August 2015 The Elephant in the Room
    Public interestTrust House Reading
    The Elephant in the Room campaign aims to challenge individuals, communities and society at large to start communicating about rape and sexual …

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  • 28 August 2015 Peer Support Open Day
    Open dayReading Your Way
    Interested in training as a Peer Support Volunteer and want to find out more? Prior to our next training course, which will …

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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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  • 9 September 2015 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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  • 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
    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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  • 11 September 2015 Volunteering research focus group
    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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  • 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 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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  • 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 Training: “Don’t Panic!” Introduction to the role of a treasurer
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    If you are new to the role of treasurer, have done it for a while but would like to be sure you’re …

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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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  • 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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  • 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 members of …

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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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  • 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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  • 30 September 2015 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 22 October 2015 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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  • 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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  • 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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