Events

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

  • 29 May 2016 Autistic Pride 2016
    Festival / Fete / CarnivalAutism Berkshire (formerly Berkshire Autistic Society)
    A get-together for the autistic community to feel pride and joy in our achievements. The aims are to provide a low-sensory environment …

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  • 30 May 2016 Carnival In the Park
    Festival / Fete / CarnivalReading CaribComm
    Supporting Reading 2016 Year of Culture – we present the Carnival in the Park. Learn the history of Carnival through workshops and …

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  • 31 May 2016 Training – Helping Clients to Manage Money
    TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
    As a trusted and established training service Citizens Advice Reading Training Services has been offering courses to a wide range of organisations …

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  • 31 May 2016 3 day Mental Health First Aid Course in Reading
    TrainingReading Community Learning Centre (RCLC)
    A three day Mental Health First Aid programme: Tuesday        31st May 2016 9:30- 4:30pm Wednesday  1st June 10:00am – 1:00pm Thursday      2nd …

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  • 1 June 2016 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 on June …

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  • 4 June 2016 Celebration Tea Party
    Not specifiedSt Michael’s Church of England
    Celebrate HM Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday. Do come and join us for this special celebration Tea Party on Saturday 4 June …

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  • 6 June 2016 Reading Girls Can
    Social gatheringGet Berkshire Active
    Electric Hair Reading and Get Berkshire Active have teamed up to host a social, informal event just for females. This Girl Can …

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  • 6 June 2016 Give blood in Reading
    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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  • 7 June 2016 Training – Sickness and Disability Benefits
    TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
    As a trusted and established training service Citizens Advice Reading Training Services has been offering courses to a wide range of organisations …

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  • 7 June 2016 Ready Friends Afternoon Tea
    Social gatheringReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Ready Friends is a new project set up to promote befriending in Reading. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer befriender …

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  • 8 June 2016 Health and Safety Level 2
    Traininginvolve – Wokingham Borough (formerly Voluntary Action Wokingham Borough)
    This workshop is provided by Involve (Bracknell Forest and Wokingham) This course will give the candidate an over-view of the requirements under …

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  • 9 June 2016 Trustee matching and volunteering
    VolunteeringReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    12.15-14.15 Trustees play an essential role in our society, making our charity sector work. It’s a hugely rewarding role but it’s important …

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  • 11 June 2016 Reading Water Fest
    Festival / Fete / CarnivalReading Borough Council (RBC)
    Reading Water Fest will be taking place on Saturday 11 June 2016 between 11am and 5pm. The event will run from the …

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  • 11 June 2016 Reading Green Fest
    Festival / Fete / CarnivalTransition Town Reading
    Reading Green Fest is a one day community festival celebrating everything sustainable and environmental in Reading taking place alongside Reading Water Fest …

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  • 11 June 2016 Smart Works Reading Designer Sale
    Market / SaleSmart Works Reading
    Smart Works is a charity that is focused on helping women on low incomes to get back into the workforce. We are …

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  • 13 June 2016 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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  • 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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  • 15 June 2016 Presentation Skills Training
    Traininginvolve – Wokingham Borough (formerly Voluntary Action Wokingham Borough)
    This course is provided by Involve (Bracknell Forest and Wokingham) This is a full day Course delivered by Martin Starkey from Standing …

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  • 19 June 2016 Friends Summer Party
    EntertainmentFriends of Caversham Court Gardens
    Come to Forbury Gardens for our Summer Party on Sunday 19th June. The Friends of Reading Abbey, Friends of Reading Museum and …

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  • 19 June 2016 East Reading Festival 2016
    Festival / Fete / CarnivalEast Reading Festival
    The annual East Reading Festival returns to Palmer Park on Sunday 19 June between 12 noon and 6pm. The festival is a …

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  • 20 June 2016 Training – Introduction to Benefits
    TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
    As a trusted and established training service Citizens Advice Reading Training Services has been offering courses to a wide range of organisations …

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  • 21 June 2016 Training – Helping Clients to Manage Debt
    TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
    As a trusted and established training service Citizens Advice Reading Training Services has been offering courses to a wide range of organisations …

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  • 21 June 2016 Refugee Week Film showing with Q&A panel: Nicky’s Family
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Refugee Support Group
    To mark Refugee Week 2016 Reading Refugee Support Group (RRSG) in partnership with the Reading Film Theatre is showing Nicky’s Family, the …

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  • 21 June 2016 Learn more about North and West Reading Clinical Commissioning Group
    Public interestNorth and West Reading CCG
    Want to hear about your local NHS?  You are invited to attend North and West Reading CCG’s  Governing Body meeting in public …

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  • 22 June 2016 Targeting your Service to Direct Payments Clients
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Borough Council (RBC)
    Reading Borough Council is holding a workshop which will look at how you can target your services towards people purchasing care through …

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  • 22 June 2016 Art Workshop
    ActivityReading City of Sanctuary
    This is a chance to work with a local artist who specialises in Islamic patterns. She will share her knowledge of Islamic …

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  • 27 June 2016 “Don’t panic!” Using spreadsheets with confidence
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    9:30am-12:30pm 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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  • 29 June 2016 Working with young people running a healthy and active programme
    TrainingReading Children’s & Voluntary Youth Services (RCVYS)
    This workshop will provide organisations with practical ways to run a healthy and active programme with young people in a variety of …

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  • 29 June 2016 Befriending Forum
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Reading Voluntary Action and Age UK Reading warmly invite you to an information-sharing and networking event about befriending. This event is aimed …

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  • 30 June 2016 Parenting Special Children – ADHD conference
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationParenting Special Children
    This event is aimed at education and health professionals, parents/carers and ADHD children and adults. Some of our speakers are themselves ADHD, …

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

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  • 5 July 2016 Training – Effective Form filling: ESA and PIP
    TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
    As a trusted and established training service Citizens Advice Reading Training Services has been offering courses to a wide range of organisations …

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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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  • 20 July 2016 Planning an Event Course
    Traininginvolve – Wokingham Borough (formerly Voluntary Action Wokingham Borough)
    Do you have an event coming up that you need to plan for? Need help and guidance? This one-day course led by …

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  • 17 September 2016 Cianna’s Smile Sickle Cell Awareness Masquerade Ball
    EntertainmentCianna’s Smile
    A night filled with elegance, fun and entertainment. Tickets (£55 before 30 June, £65 thereafter) include welcome drink, 3 course meal with …

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  • 17 September 2016 Designated Persons Safeguarding Training
    TrainingReading Children’s & Voluntary Youth Services (RCVYS)
    This training is aimed at the person or persons in your organisation responsible for handling safeguarding concerns raised by staff and volunteers …

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  • 23 September 2016 Save the Date! Safeguarding children and adults with disabilities
    ConferenceSave the Date! Safeguarding children and adults with disabilities
    West of Berkshire Joint Adults’ and Children’s Safeguarding Conference is being held on Friday 23rd September. The focus of this year’s conference …

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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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  • 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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  • 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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