Volunteering news

  • Elevate Hub open for your Toys and Teens 2016 Christmas donations
    16 November 2016

    The Elevate Hub, 3rd floor Reading Central Library, is acting once again as a collection point for the Reading Family Aid Toys and Teens Christmas appeal. The appeal is now up and running and we are ...

  • Thanks to our Team Reading Town Ambassadors
    10 November 2016

    Throughout September and October a team of over 30 volunteers helped give visitors to Artangle’s Inside exhibition a warm welcome to our town. With over 10,000+ visitors over the two months, the volunteers acted as first ...

  • Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund – “Outstanding Volunteer Award”
    7 November 2016

    The Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund are seeking to shine a spotlight on the unsung heroes within local organisations through their “Outstanding Volunteer Award”. From November 7 2016 until February 26 2017 Galaxy, via NCVO, will select an awarding ...

  • Are you aware of the Berkshire Safeguarding Adults Procedures?
    2 November 2016

    A priority for the Safeguarding Adults Board this year is to raise awareness of the Board and of local safeguarding adults processes. They are conducting a survey to gauge how aware staff and volunteers are ...

  • Family fun and Volunteering galore at our Broad Street Fair
    31 October 2016

    The sun was shining last Friday (28/10/2016) as Reading Voluntary Action along with a host of organisations took to Broad Street to promote the work volunteers do for our town and encourage others to get ...

  • Broad Street Volunteering Fair
    12 October 2016

    Reading Voluntary Action will be hosting a Volunteering Fair in Broad Street this October. We will be joined by a a number of organisations including: Reading Family Aid Parents and Children Together Reading Sea Cadets Age UK Reading If you have ...

  • Can you get a whole town online?
    9 October 2016

    We are now well and truly in the Digital Age, with our proliferation of laptops and smart mobile devices, and in many ways the UK is the leader in Europe – for example, more than ...

  • Volunteering stories: “I consider it a privilege to have shared that moment with somebody”
    6 October 2016

    Our Volunteering Development Worker, Steve Hendry, recently visited the Reading branch of the Samaritans on Cholmeley Road to talk to volunteers Karen and Dave about their experiences of volunteering. How did you get involved in volunteering? Karen – I ...

  • Volunteer Open Morning
    5 October 2016

    Run primarily by volunteers, the Kenton Theatre provides enjoyment and opportunity for all, whether as a patron, treading the boards or working behind the scenes or front of house. The volunteer roles include Front of ...

  • RVA Celebration AGM
    21 September 2016

    Join us to celebrate 50 years of voluntary action in Reading at the RVA Celebration AGM. Celebrating 50 years of local people organising, learning and working together to improve the lives of the people in Reading. ...

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