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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.

  • Part-time Bookkeeper vacancy
    17 January 2014

    Wanted – part-time bookkeeper to run our charity accounts, initially one full day per week but with flexibility for additional hours at month and year end. Would suit retired ex accountant. Sage experience would be an advantage. Hourly rate to be discussed. Please call the office on 0118 966 2518 Monday to Friday, 9.30am-1.30 ...

  • Vacancy for Training and Volunteer Development Manager
    17 January 2014

    Do you have the vision and energy to help us transform our training and recruitment systems? If you have a background in change management or training development, this could be the job for you! Maidenhead Citizens Advice Bureau Training and Volunteer Development ManagerActual Salary: £15,000 25 hours per weekFixed term contract (until July 2015) East ...

  • NHS Fund for Carers
    17 January 2014

    Berkshire Community Foundation are working with the NHS to deliver grants for carers. The Funds available are: NHS Berkshire West Fund for Carers Respite Breaks:– Open to registered charities and voluntary groups working in Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham.– Grants available up to £15,000 to provide respite services for carers. This may take the form ...

  • Have a Phab Friday with Berkshire Phab
    17 January 2014

    Phab Fridays is a great place for people with and without disabilities to make friends, try a new activitiy or develop an existing skill. Run by Berkshire Phab at our purpose-built centre at 22 Mount Pleasant, Reading RG1 2TD, we’re open throughout January between 10am and 2pm. Cost only £8, and lunch available for £3.<br><br>We’re ...

  • Job vacancy for Cook
    17 January 2014

    Reading based – Monday & Wednesday 11am-2pm – £8 per hour<br><br>Able to cater for up to 20 people at one time, you’ll provide nutritious hot food at our drop in. You’ll plan you own menus within budget – we’re a charity so the budget won’t be huge – and you’ll love catering for people in ...

  • Job vacancy for Sessional Community Tester
    17 January 2014

    Evenings or weekdays – 3 hours per week – £10 per hour – Application closing date 24 January 2014 We’ve just received funding to launch a community testing project. Using a mouth swab test we’ll be offering the simple 20 minute test from premises in central Reading. You’ll need empathy, good communication skills and be able to ...

  • Job vacancy for Trust & Foundation Bid Writer
    17 January 2014

    Slough or Reading based – Full time – £22,000 pa – Application closing date 24 January 2014 We’re a small and very busy HIV charity providing support to people living in Berkshire. Over the past 3 years we’ve doubled in size, successfully secured several large funding grants and taken on several new projects – all that ...

  • Don’t forget the Sox Appeal!
    15 January 2014

    You can help with Reading’s Severe Weather Emergency Provision with a donation of socks or toiletries – the items the scheme is short of and that lots of us have in surplus at this time of year. In severe weather a pair of dry, fresh socks is a priority so if you have unwanted or unneeded ...

  • Do you provide services that make a real difference to people’s health?
    14 January 2014

    If you are a voluntary sector organisation providing health related services locally, Your Options Berkshire could be a way for you to promote your services to health practitioners and patients. Your Options Berkshire is designed to help people find voluntary organisations that offer a wide range of services and activities aiming to promote and improve health ...

  • What can RVA membership offer you and your organisation for 2014?
    13 January 2014

    RVA will be introducing advantages for our members during 2014. Why not make sure your organisation is an RVA member and able to benefit? We hope you value the support and services you receive from RVA and would like to join us!Membership is free for 2014 with the following benefits: + RVA members can attend our training ...

  • Are you Cyber Streetwise?
    13 January 2014

    Are you savvy online? Perhaps not as streetwise online as you would like to be? Help is at hand. The National Fraud Agency is launching a new campaign today, Cyber Streetwise, to help give us all some essential tips to improve our online security. You can read more about the campaign at www.cyberstreetwise.com. Believe it ...

  • Job Vacancy – Projects Manager (Maternity Cover)
    10 January 2014

    Me2 Club is a Wokingham based charity enabling children and young people, aged 5 to 19 years, with additional needs to participate in mainstream activities, playing and socialising alongside other children. This is made possible by providing trained volunteers to offer one to one support. We also run a disability inclusion training programme for volunteers ...

  • RVA Training Programme for 2014
    10 January 2014

    The new training programme for early 2014 is now available to view online. The thematic areas we are focusing on are: Personal Development Achieving your goals – Saturday 1 February 10am – 3pmPublic speaking – ...

  • Sport & Leisure Activities Team Vacancy
    8 January 2014

    Berkshire Youth are looking for new staff to join our Sport, Leisure and Activities Team. The job role will include delivering a variety of sport and leisure time activities to young people throughout Berkshire. The ideal applicant will have experience working with young people and delivering leisure time activities (sport, arts & crafts). As a charitable ...

  • Take on a team challenge for the New Year
    7 January 2014

    Now that January has arrived and all those festivities are over, it’s time to challenge yourself and your friends to make a difference to one of our local charities. Rekindle the feel-good factor by signing up your team to take on a challenge project before the sunshine gets you back into hedonist mode. Look at our Team ...

  • Latest grants programmes for the Voluntary and Community Sector in Reading
    7 January 2014

    Reading Borough Council’s latest grants programmes for the Voluntary and Community Sector in Reading. Small Community & Capital Grants Small Community Grants are available to support grassroots work and designed primarily to fund start-up costs, small projects and events that encourage activity at neighbourhood level. General Community Grants – up to £500 for start-up costs or projects.Community ...

  • Job Opportunity – Specialist Housing Caseworker
    6 January 2014

    Reading Welfare Rights Unit is recruiting a Specialist Housing Caseworker on behalf of Reading Advice Network. Background:Reading has a range of voluntary organisations that provide advice and support. The RAN Project is made up of 11 Advice agencies and aims to transform the provision of advice and information to local people. Funded by the Big Lottery ...

  • Community Organiser Vacancies: Applications Now Open
    6 January 2014

    Are you passionate about community activism? Would you like to gain a qualification whilst working to strengthen a community in Reading? Do you have drive, enthusiasm and a real desire to make a positive difference? If so, read on to find out how to apply to be a Community Organiser. Reading Voluntary Action in partnership with Locality ...

  • Reading Abbey Quarter consultation
    3 January 2014

    Reading Borough Council is putting together proposals for the conservation and promotion of Reading’s historic Abbey Quarter, and needs your views. The aim is to highlight the Quarter’s many heritage gems of both local and national importance to create a unique heritage destination for residents and visitors. You can help by taking a few minutes to complete ...

  • Christmas 2013 appeal – a huge vote of thanks!
    3 January 2014

    Reading Family Aid would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped with our Christmas 2013 Toy Appeal. Your help enabled us to provide 1600 children with gifts. In other words, many families who through no fault of their own are struggling to make ends meet this year, will be able to watch ...

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