Social Action and Volunteer Training Hub

Welcome to our Social Action and Volunteer Training Hub. Here we have gathered together a range of resources that may be of interest to those active in their local communities, through both formal and informal volunteering, as well as more general information about opportunities for personal development and employability skills. 

There is a mixture of online courses, training and webinars from national providers as well as information on what is on offer locally. Take a look below to see RVAs latest training offer and click on the menu tabs to find out more.

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Upcoming Highlights


Mental Health Aware Course – 13 and 14 July 2022

Reading Community Learning Centre are offering an interactive instructor-led live session on being Mental Health Aware. In the session you will learn:

  • What mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • An introduction to some common mental health issues
  • Confidence to support someone who may be experiencing mental
    ill health
  • Ways to look after your own mental health and support wellbeing

This course is FREE and is aimed at staff and volunteers supporting people through financial difficulty across Berkshire (West Berks, Bracknell, Reading, Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham).

Deadline to book a place is Friday 01/07/2022 by 3pm – more info can be found HERE

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