Volunteering news

  • 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 ...

  • Information drop in for disabled people and their families
    4 March 2019

    Open information drop in for disabled people and their families. Friendly welcome, cup of tea & cake and a chance to find out about the following: How to get out and about to social, cultural and physical ...

  • RVA Social Action Mentors
    2 October 2018

    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 ...

  • Be part of our Event Team to help Make Reading Friendlier!
    15 December 2017

    Let’s Make Reading Friendlier is a conference to bring local residents, charities, businesses, health professionals and the local authority together and explore ways to reduce loneliness in Reading. There will be a marketplace, showcasing what local ...

  • Help us understand more about loneliness by participating in a focus group
    24 November 2017

    We are running a series of focus groups to understand more about how loneliness affects people in Reading. We are interested in hearing from a wide range of people and we understand from research we have ...

  • Could you facilitate focus groups to help us understand more about loneliness?
    6 November 2017

    Over the Summer, Reading Voluntary Action conducted research into loneliness and social isolation in Reading. The research highlighted a range of needs and issues. We have decided to follow up this research with some focus ...

  • Join our team and help combat social isolation
    2 November 2017

    Some older people feel isolated and we are looking for volunteers who could: visit them in their home once a week or fortnight take them out for a coffee visit a local place of interest All our volunteers receive ...

  • Use your social media and marketing skills to build Dementia friendly communities
    21 August 2017

    Reading Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) aims to promote and sustain the town as a dementia friendly community by Seeking membership from local organisations Ensure the voices of people affected by Dementia are heard Raise awareness of Dementia across ...

  • Help Reading Dementia Action Alliance to run effectively
    21 August 2017

    Reading Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) aims to promote and sustain the town as a dementia friendly community by Seeking membership from local organisations Ensure the voices of people affected by Dementia are heard Raise awareness of Dementia across ...

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