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Here you can keep up with the latest from Reading’s 900+ voluntary organisations and other voluntary sector news from around the area.

  • Young People needed to help develop new national social action scheme
    2 April 2014

    The National Youth Agency and Think Big (who provides grants for young people aged 13-25 to run community projects) are starting a new social action programme for young people. They are looking for young people to be involved in helping to develop new digital resources. If you are aged between 13 and 25, you can join ...

  • Volunteering Opportunities online at GetReading
    1 April 2014

    We’re pleased to advise that the Reading Post have now added an online version of their weekly hard copy article to the pages on GetReading. This means that a selection of the latest volunteering opportunities from RGneeds.me are not only featured in the paper every week but also on their website, and readers can link ...

  • Reading partners launch work and training
    27 March 2014

    A new web site providing young people in Reading with the best advice and support available to help them into work, education or training will be launched on 27 March. www.elevateme.org.uk is an interactive, online tool that helps young people to develop their knowledge and skills by accessing free advice and support from experts on subjects ...

  • Reading Post and GetReading boost RVA team challenge scheme
    27 March 2014

    Thanks to Alan Bunce and colleagues at the Post / GetReading for featuring our ‘call to arms’ for potential challenge teams to take on some fun and worthwhile projects over the coming months. Our RVA Volunteer Adviser Simon Scaddan has got the bit between his teeth on this project and is working up contacts with schools, ...

  • Launchpad Volunteers – Celebration Newsletter
    26 March 2014

    We am thrilled to announce that our fantastic volunteering team has given to Launchpad a massive total of 2,531 hours of volunteering support this project year March 2013 – February 2014. This support has come in various forms- supporting all our client based activities, 1-2-1 tutoring, donations sorting, counselling, admin support in Launchpad’s back offices, right ...

  • Job opportunity for Office Administrator
    26 March 2014

    Resolve is a small charity based in Reading carrying out community mediation across Berkshire and Oxfordshire. We are looking for a case administrator to be responsible for the intake of mediation work and provide admin support, working with 3 other people in our fairly centrally located office in Reading. This is a permanent, part-time post ...

  • Support Worker Mental Health vacancies
    26 March 2014

    Opportunities to work in mental health FountaIn Gardens in Newbury has part time and 30hr vacancies to case manage customers with mental health needs. The roles involve supporting customers to work towards their individual goals, for example finding a home, preventing relapse or moving towards employment. To find out more and apply log on to jobs.bromford.co.uk/applicant/appS1.aspx?id=1979 and ...

  • One small step for you, one giant leap for Reading!
    26 March 2014

    Reading is the first town to take part in a fun challenge to reach for the moon and we’d love you to encourage as many people as you can to get involved! Beat the Street is a real world walking game designed to increase physical activity levels and will run in Reading from 1 May to ...

  • Job Vacancy: Amersham Road Cooking Club Development Worker
    20 March 2014

    The Amersham Road Cooking Club is seeking to employ a development worker (15 hours p.m.) to promote the work of the cooking club which is run by local churches for children aged 7-12, and their families. The person will engage with and visit families, attend team meetings, and participate in cooking club sessions. The post is ...

  • Community How To: Get the most from digital media
    19 March 2014

    Do you work in your local community? Do you want to do more, more easily? Digital tools could help you, and Community How To gives you a guide to what’s available. There are plenty of guides to getting started with Facebook, Twitter and other social media. Recommendations are made for tools for all sorts of tasks ...

  • Richard Corbett leaving RVA
    19 March 2014

    I just wanted to let you know that I will be leaving Reading Voluntary Action in June. I have really enjoyed what will be nearly 4 years as Director of RVA but I think the time is now right (both for me and RVA) to move on. Thank you for your support of RVA during my time ...

  • Grants for Organisations Working with People with Disabilities
    19 March 2014

    Here are three of the grant and award programmes being featured in our March 2014 edition of Funding Digest. Act FoundationACT provides grants to individuals & other charities, principally in the UK, with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for people in need, (specifically the mentally & physically disabled). Grants generally fall into ...

  • Summer Playscheme Grants for Small Charities and Voluntary and Community Organisations
    19 March 2014

    Here are just two of the grant and award programmes being featured in our February 2014 edition of Funding Digest. The Woodward Charitable Trust – Summer Playscheme GrantsThrough the programme grants of between £500 and £1,000 are available to registered charities for the provision of children’s summer playschemes for children between the ages of 5 ...

  • RVA Chief Executive recruitment
    19 March 2014

    We are seeking an imaginative leader with strong managerial skills to help us grow support for Greater Reading’s diverse and vibrant voluntary sector. Reading Voluntary Action is a charity aiming to inspire and enable individuals and groups to make a positive difference to their communities.· We encourage networking ...

  • Volunteers’ Week 1-7 June
    17 March 2014

    2014 is the 30th year of Volunteers’ Week and at RVA we are keen to encourage the celebration of local volunteering. Hopefully as volunteer involving organisations we do our best to show our volunteers that we value them, all the year round. Volunteers’ Week creates a focal point for us to do this more publicly ...

  • The ME Project Tuesday Launch
    17 March 2014

    The Mencap Enables (ME) Project is a user-led day activities service for people with learning disabilities: members plan activities and support and encourage each other. Currently running Wednesdays and Fridays 9.30 am-3.30 pmthe ME Project has expanded to include Tuesdays! The Tuesday group is aimed at people aged 18-30 years old. If you are interested in joining the ...

  • Need some Bread and Butter volunteers?
    14 March 2014

    Our highly experienced Volunteering Adviser Lillian has asked me to appeal for some more of the traditional ‘bread and butter’ roles that are popular with some of our website and infoshop visitors. Don’t misunderstand – we and many of our volunteering service ‘customers’ are very happy that there are so many specialised volunteering opportunities around these ...

  • Reading Community Enterprise Programme: Deadline Friday 21 March
    14 March 2014

    2456,’reading-community-enterprise-programme’,1,34,’Reading Community Enterprise Programme: Deadline Friday 21 March’,’Rachel Miller’,’Development Officer: Community Involvement’,’rachel.miller@rva.org.uk’,’Reading Community Enterprise Programme supports energetic and committed people in Reading to create positive change locally. As part of the programme, we will provide practical training which helps people achieve their goals through community enterprise and innovation, identifying how they can make a difference and ...

  • Our Big Gig
    13 March 2014

    Our Big Gig is an annual event that brings communities together to improve community cohesion and inspire people to take part in music making opportunities in their local area. This is a community music celebration taking place across the UK from 11-13 July 2014. 150 community groups can apply for £400 grants to run an Our ...

  • Job Vacancy – Home from Hospital Worker
    12 March 2014

    We will be providing our well-regarded Home from Hospital services in Windsor and Maidenhead for older or vulnerable clients who are recently home from hospital or for those who may be at risk of repeated hospital admission due to difficulty in coping with long term health conditions. The Home from Hospital service is part of our ...

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