Volunteering news

  • 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 ...

  • Let’s make 2018 the year to End Loneliness in Reading!
    9 January 2018

    In 2017, the theme of loneliness hit the headlines time and time again. While loneliness is not a new problem, recent research has brought to light the negative implications of loneliness on our physical and mental health.  Research has ...

  • 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 ...

  • Help us understand more about loneliness: participate in our Focus Groups
    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 ...

  • The good news for anyone thinking of becoming a charity trustee in Reading
    15 November 2017

    It’s a good time to become a trustee in Reading. It’s a ‘buyers market’ because there are so many voluntary and community sector organisations looking for new trustees – and new kinds of trustees. There are many ...

  • 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 ...

  • Oxford Road Champions to End Loneliness Workshop: New Date!
    26 October 2017

    This is a new date for this event that had to be cancelled in December. Loneliness is a national problem, considered to be at epidemic levels. Reading is no exception, but it needn’t be that way. Join ...

  • Caversham Champions to End Loneliness Workshop
    1 September 2017

    Loneliness is a national problem, considered to be at epidemic levels. Reading is no exception, but it needn’t be that way. Join us for an introductory workshop to find out more about how you can become ...

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