Volunteering news

  • Volunteering for Wellbeing
    8 December 2020

    In this Zoom session, we will explore how the right volunteering role can play a part in helping to enhance your sense of wellbeing. Whether seeking to return to the workplace following a break, looking for ...

  • Introduction to the volunteer Trustee role, Lunchtime Q&A with RVA
    23 October 2020

    Have you thought about volunteering and wondering if Trusteeship is for you? Join us for a friendly Q&A on the final day of Trustees’ Week and ask your burning questions: What do trustees do? What are they ...

  • Introduction to the Outcomes Star for charities and community groups
    14 September 2020 Social Prescribing outcomes star showing improved situation for client

    An introduction to using the Outcomes Star, an evidence-based tool for supporting and measuring change – for the voluntary and community sector in Reading The Outcomes Star offers an holistic approach to supporting and measuring change ...

  • Treasurer Training for registered charities
    1 September 2020

    Are you new to being a treasurer of a registered charity in Reading, or considering taking on the role? If so, this training is for you. RVA can also help match you to a volunteer ...

  • Diversity, inclusion and unconscious bias – walking the talk
    1 September 2020

    Following requests for training and guidance in this area, and in view of the Voice4Change and ACEVO Home Truths report, RVA has commissioned unconscious bias training for the Reading voluntary and community sector, focusing on ...

  • Basic bookkeeping for small community groups
    1 September 2020

    Are you involved on the committee of a small community group and need help making sure you are keeping your records correctly? Your group may even be applying for funding at the moment and you ...

  • An introduction to Volunteering in Reading
    20 August 2020

    Have you been inspired to volunteer but don’t know where to start? Not sure what opportunity is right for you and how to go about finding it? This session will provide you with a general introduction ...

  • Home-Start volunteer training – home visiting/phone support
    19 August 2020

    Home-Start Reading is a family support charity, working with families with young children in Reading. We are pleased to be offering a volunteer training course, preparing volunteers for supporting families who may be struggling for ...

  • Celebrating Friendship Volunteers
    6 November 2019

    Fifty volunteers and support staff from twenty of Reading’s community groups enjoyed an evening of celebration, sharing and learning on 1 November. The Crowne Plaza by Caversham Bridge hosted the first-of-its-kind event, which brought together volunteers ...

  • Friendship volunteering survey
    22 August 2019

    At RVA, we often hear that it’s getting harder to attract new volunteers to take action on loneliness and social isolation in Reading. Demand is increasing for volunteers who represent the diversity of Reading and ...

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