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RVA Social Action Mentors

Community Development volunteers needed for Reading Voluntary Action (RVA) in RG1
Are you passionate about a cause in Reading?

Do have links to a particular community group and skills to share?

Would you like to help a community group to improve their governance and how they operate, without becoming a trustee?

Volunteer with RVA as a Social Action Mentor

Social Action Mentors

  • Free governance training with RVA
  • Put this into practice by mentoring a grass roots community group in good governance
  • Resources and guidance from the RVA Advice Worker
  • Be part of a network of Social Action Mentors in Reading
  • Clearly defined projects
  • Reasonable travel expenses paid
Why we’re recruiting volunteer Social Action Mentors at RVA:

RVA champions and strengthens the local voluntary sector in Reading. We currently support over 900 groups from small unincorporated community groups to larger charities. Most of the community groups in Reading operate on limited resources whilst serving Reading’s most vulnerable individuals. RVA recognises that good governance is key to a voluntary group’s ability to deliver their services effectively, and supports groups to develop this for themselves.

To increase our reach, RVA is recruiting Social Action Mentors to volunteer in the community, providing information and signposting grass roots community groups to help them develop good governance. Social Action Mentors will volunteer under the guidance and support of the RVA Advice Worker for clearly defined projects with community groups.

The role in brief:

Social Action Mentors will mentor a local community group to help the group achieve agreed actions in good governance. Activities will vary but may typically involve drafting procedures, helping with funding applications,  attending and supporting at AGMs, and signposting groups to RVA for resources and training. Please note this is not an ‘advice giving’ role but a mentoring role to support groups to access agreed resources that are available through RVA to improve their capacity.

To find out more and apply contact Herjeet on 0118 9372273 or email herjeet.randhawa@rva.org.uk

Contact person firstname
Herjeet Randhawa, Advice Worker
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 9372273
Location address line 1
Line 2
Third Floor, Central Library
Line 3
Abbey Square

Wheelchair accessible?
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
How much time?
A few hours a month
Availability required
All of these times
Date description
You will volunteer for clearly defined projects to be agreed with you at the start.
Task type?
Community Development
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedHappy to work soloAnalytical thinkingPrecise and methodicalNetworkerSociablePatientSupportiveCommunicatorHas a few hours to spare
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Is training given?
Training description
You will receive free training from RVA relevant to the role, such as:
Governance Training/ Trustee Training
Financial - Budgeting/Treasurer
Is support given?
Description of support
You will be supported by the RVA Advice Worker through regular supervision.
Are expenses paid?
Description of expenses
Reasonable travel expenses
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Not specified
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Minimum age
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
2 October 2018

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